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Carl Stephen Rardon
Carl Stephen RardonCrossCarl Stephen Rardon, 65 of Prospect, died Thursday December 16, 2021 at the Ohio State University Hospital.

He was born September 7, 1956 in Newark to the late Charles Rardon and June (Hughes) Rowland.

Carl grew up in Utica and graduated from Utica High School, he then went to Toledo University where he graduated with a Math Major.
From there he went to Nyack New York to attend the Alliance Theological Seminary.

Carl took his family to Botswana Africa where he served as a Teacher and Preacher in the small remote village of Kgobojango.
He and his family returned to the United States and he began working for Scott's in Marysville as a chemist.

Upon returning from Botswana after a second term in the mission field, he began working for Honda Research & Development as Senior Systems Engineer and retired in 2015.

In retirement he taught at Marion Technical College as an adjunct Math Teacher.
He was a member of the Cornerstone Alliance Church in Marion.

Carl was a devoted husband that truly loved his family.

He gave financially to many charities and supported children through Compassion International.
Carl was sacrificial in giving of his time and resources to his family and friends.

He loved animals, reading, writing, history, skiing, camping and was not afraid of hard work.

He made it a priority to help his children with their farm work and their business.

Surviving is his wife, Lauren (Ullom) Rardon, they were married August 30, 1975 in Utica
Their children; David (Mimi) Rardon, Marion, Stephen (Christina) Rardon, Holly Springs, North Carolina, Matthew (Laura) Rardon, Raleigh, North Carolina and Fransisco (Valerie) Kgoboko, Botswana, Africa
Daughter-in-law, Emily Rardon
Grandchildren: Wesley, Aya Lauren & Nathan, Silas, Adeline

Siblings: Don Renner, Columbus, Beth Titus, Cincinnati, Clifford and Linda Rardon, Newark, Marcie Van Meter, Utica, Judy Dunlap, Galena, Jennifer and Todd Rodeniser, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, Donny Rardon, Raleigh, North Carolina

A Memorial Service Celebrating Carl’s Life will take place Saturday January 8, 2022 at 12 noon at the Cornerstone Alliance Church in Marion, Sam Wolf will officiate. Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 10 am at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Gideons International, an organization that Carl belonged to.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is assisting the family

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Nicholas Mumby
Louisburg NC
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 12:52 PM

I am deeply sorry for your loss if there is anything I can do to help you and your family please let me know Carl may be gone but never forgotten his memories will live on in each and every one of you again I am deeply sorry for your loss with all my heart Nick M.

#2 from: Connie Keels
Bellefontaine, OH
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 5:25 PM

I am very sorry about your loss. Carl was such a warm and friendly soul who touched each of our hearts. I am forever grateful to have great memories of working with him at Honda R&D. He shall be greatly missed but never forgotten. Prayers to all his family.

#3 from: Rebecca George
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 8:19 PM

So sorry - I remember many years ago my husband and I rented a house on East Blagrove Street to the Rardon family when they were coming or going from their missionary work.  Lovely family. God be with all Carl Rardon's loved ones.   Mrs. George

#4 from: Marc Dinopoulos
Galena, Ohio
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 8:31 PM

Carl helped shepherd many of us at Honda into the digital age.
Through his Excel training courses that he conducted with diligence and patience; to his leadership in introducing cell phones and Wi-Fi to the organization.  More importantly, Carl was very principled and devout.  It was hard not to be impacted by his positive attitude and the self-less way he conducted himself daily.
More recently, I really enjoyed the opportunities to catch up with Carl at Roosters.  We would talk about family, which Presidential biography he was reading.  Every time I met Carl, he would always ask me how my nephew Mitch, who had brain cancer, was doing.
He never forgot his name, nor his situation.  That was who Carl was…always thinking and caring for others.  Deepest condolences to Lauren and family!

#5 from: Pam Meszaros
Plain City, OH
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 8:38 PM

I have such admiration and respect for Carl. He was so incredibly kind and a great teacher. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with him at HRA. May God give you comfort and peace. So very sorry for your loss.

#6 from: Nicole Gheen
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 10:08 PM

Carl was an amazing and wonderful guy. He made an impact on my life and was a spiritual inspiration to me. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and all of your family.

#7 from: David Decker
Toledo Ohio
Sun, Dec 19, 2021 at 1:40 AM

Dear Lauren,
Oh I just saw this and am so sorry to hear of Carls death.  I will try to make it to his memorial service.  
Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years and all that life is love.  That short poem has always meant a lot to me in my losses.
May Our Gracious God grant you peace through all this sorrow.

#8 from: David Decker
Toledo Ohio
Sun, Dec 19, 2021 at 1:40 AM

Dear Lauren,
Oh I just saw this and am so sorry to hear of Carls death.  I will try to make it to his memorial service.  
Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years and all that life is love.  That short poem has always meant a lot to me in my losses.
May Our Gracious God grant you peace through all this sorrow.

#9 from: David Decker
Toledo Ohio
Sun, Dec 19, 2021 at 1:41 AM

Dear Lauren,
Oh I just saw this and am so sorry to hear of Carls death.  I will try to make it to his memorial service.  
Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years and all that life is love.  That short poem has always meant a lot to me in my losses.
May Our Gracious God grant you peace through all this sorrow.

#10 from: Lora Dawson
Sun, Dec 19, 2021 at 7:24 AM

Lee you and your family in prayer during this transition time. Thanking God that another of Heaven’s citizens is home, waiting for that homecoming day, but until then let the precious memories and the Holy Spirit comfort you. ❤️🙏

#11 from: Bruce Frazier
Sun, Dec 19, 2021 at 3:09 PM

Carl was a couple of years behind me and my sister in school. I do remember Carl, wow what a lot of accomplishments in his life on earth. Well Carl you did it right brother

#12 from: Penni Roberts
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 9:06 AM

Most important Carl Was a loving husband to Lauren. He taught his sons David, Stephen & Matthew how to be good men through his example and he was a dedicated son to his parents and brother & sisters, Clifford, Marcella & Judith. Know one could ask for a better person to know.

#13 from: David Ramsey
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 11:31 AM

I only knew Carl for a short time via MTC, but it was a true blessing to have that time with him. May the family find peace by remembering the good times you shared and knowing what a good man he was.

#14 from: dennis chung
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 12:48 PM


I'm so sad to see you go so soon and suddenly. I fondly remember the lunches that we shared together every Tuesday for years at the Honda cafeteria. We shared about our deep struggles, our children, our small victories. It was a precious time that we could spend to share our joys and sorrows and bring them all to our Savior Jesus. I remember the frequent side splitting laughter and moments of pure hilarity we gave each other. Thank you for being a joyful part of my life brother. Thank you for holding me accountable to being a committed follower of Jesus. Thank you for praying for me and for my family. Thank you for modeling for me what it looks like to be a godly husband, father, brother and a friend. I will miss you brother. I love you and I will see you when the Lord calls my number.

#15 from: Kathy Rice
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 3:21 PM

I was saddened to hear of Carl's passing from this earth. He touched many lives for the good while working at MTC. He was sincerely interested in seeing students succeed. I will miss him, but look forward to one day seeing him again in our heavenly home. Praying his family will know God's peace and comfort during this difficult time.

#16 from: Kim and Doug Schilling
Upper Sandusky
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Carl had a true heart for serving Christ. One of those ways was through Royal Family Kids. He served with us for several years with his wife, Lauren. They are a dear couple and friends of ours. Prayers from Kim and Doug.

#17 from: Sandra and Jeff Henry
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Dearest cousin, Lauren.  
Jeff and I remember fondly our time with you and Carl in San Antonio.  While I have known you all your life, it was a joy to spend time getting to know your wonderful dear husband, Carl.  We are profoundly sorry for your loss.  God's love and your faith will help you through this difficult time.  Poppy told me when I was a teenager that I should remember when he passed on that he was going to be with his Lord and Master he served throughout his life and to keep that thought foremost in my grief.  Carl is also a loving exemplary servant of our Savior.  
We love you dearly and please contact me ANYTIME you need.

#18 from: Cheryl (Furbee) Gienger
Ashland, Ohio
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 12:53 AM

Dear Lauren and Family,

Truly sorry to read of this sad news.  Earths loss is Heaven's gain.  You two were always such a cute loving couple.  May God comfort all your hearts with loving memories.  As long as there are memories love lives on.

In Christian Love and Sympathy,
Cheryl (Furbee) Gienger

#19 from: Kenneth Stalder
Plain City Ohio
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 2:43 PM

To the family of Carl.
I worked at Honda R&D America Inc/LLC for many years with Carl.
Sometimes you never take the time to really get to know people such as Carl who dedicated much of his life to helping the needy - not only in the USA but other countries.
I just saw Carl at the Honda Retiree breakfast at the Der Dutchman restaurant in October of this year for the first time after he retired.
As I tell many people that lose someone when you have those bad days just keep remembering all those good memories for the days that Carl was living.
And keep in mind that he now in his heavenly body that will no longer be suffering.

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#21 from: Rachel Maggert
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 8:03 PM

My deepest sympathies go out to you and all the family. Many prayers follow you the rest of your days.
God Bless

#22 from: Michael Skeen
Newark, Ohio
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 8:19 PM

I am so very sorry to learn of Carl's passing. He was a senior at Utica High School where I was a freshman, and Carl always treated me as an equal, with kindness and respect, which was the exception to the rule. I have never forgotten the example he set for me and an untold number of others. Godspeed Carl.

#23 from: Deann Mills
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 11:21 PM

Dear Lauren and family,  We grieve with you and at the same time rejoice for Carl as he is with his Savior. Our prayers are with you all as you navigate this journey.  Love,  Marvin and DeAnn

#24 from: Maralou Lyons
Heath Ohio
Thu, Dec 23, 2021 at 9:52 AM

Lauren and family,
 My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time of Carl's passing. It just saddens me that we lost a another classmate and a wonderful friend. He is another angel that will be watching over everyone and especially his family to guide you though.
RIP Carl. You will be missed by all that knew you.

Maralou Lyons

#25 from: Karen Sigrist
Thu, Dec 23, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Dearest Lauren, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Carl. My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

#26 from: Debra (Beatty) Blacksten
Utica ohio
Fri, Dec 24, 2021 at 12:09 PM

Hugs and prayers for the family.  When I think of Carl I remember claiming to the top of the tree in the front yard in purity.  We thought we could touch the clouds almost and now he can.  May he Rest In Peace

#27 from: Sharon Putney
Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 12:51 PM

Dear Rardon Family,
I enjoyed Carl as a professor at Marion Technical College as well as a person.  He was a very friendly and personable person.  My thoughts to your entire family.

#28 from: Michael Duffey
Tue, Dec 28, 2021 at 9:01 PM

Condolences to the Rardon family for the loss of a very special man.  Mr. Rardon was my high school Chemistry and Trig teacher at Ida High School (Ida, MI).  He was also our track coach, steering us to several conference championships.  He lead by example.  He was an extremely bright, intense, quiet, dutiful and God-fearing man.  I had tremendous respect for him, as did my classmates.  May he rest in peace.  

#29 from: Steve Amstutz
Tue, Dec 28, 2021 at 10:30 PM

So sorry to hear of Carls passing, we count him as a friend, he was the one who got me starting in the prison ministries, Carl was one of a kind so smart yet so down to earth. We will keep the whole family in prayer. He's with Jesus now.

#30 from: R.Scott DeBruin D.D.S.
Montgomery Vermont
Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 3:18 PM

Mr. Rardon was my math teacher and High School track coach at Ida High School in Ida Michigan. He started there the same fall I transferred in as a Senior in the fall of 1978. The sequence of math classes was different but he gave me extra help even if if meant coming early in the morning on his motorcycle from Toledo in late October!

#31 from: David Marshall
Hilliard, Ohio
Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 12:06 PM

Your family and friends have been in my prayers due to Carl's passing from this existence to the next.  I know he will be greatly missed.
I worked with Carl most of my career at Honda R&D.  I have great respect for him due to his kindness, his personable nature, his intelligence, his vast life experiences and his love of God.  We'd have great, inspirational conversations periodically; I love his insights and spiritual witnessing.  I imagine all who know Carl see the light that shines through him from our Lord.  
God bless you all.

#32 from: Patty & Dan Connelly
Glouster, Ogio
Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 7:53 AM

I am sorry for your loss and  sending  my condolence’s. You both raised a fine and responsible son and I am proud to call him my family. Christina and Stephen make a great couple. Love to you and your family in this time and need.
Patty Connelly

#33 from: Ryan Chan
Columbus, OH
Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 10:15 AM

Had the pleasure of working with Carl.  A really hardworking and kind man, who cares a lot about his student.  He will be greatly missed prayers and condolonces to the family.

#34 from: Mary Ann Niederhuber
Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 11:23 AM

Dear Lauren and family
My thought and prayers are with you for your loss of husband and father.

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