Carl E. Rayl

Died July 22, 2017


Carl E. Rayl, 52, of Ann Arbor passed away at his home Saturday, July 22, 2017, after a brief bout with cancer.

Carl was born May 9, 1965, to the late James R. and Susan K. (Shaffer) Rayl. He graduated from Arenac Eastern class of 1983. Carl was a computer technician for many years. He was very creative and enjoyed many pastimes, including playing the guitar, video games, Dungeons & Dragons, hiking, photography and tinkering with all kinds of electronics.

Carl is survived by his daughter, Mandi (Daniel) Herrera of Southfield; grandchildren, Elijah and Zoriah Herrera; brother, Bill (Pattie) Rayl of Jackson; sister, Bethany Rayl of Flint; and many friends.

According to Carl’s wishes, his ashes will be spread later this summer at Pictured Rocks. A celebration of his life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Buresh Funeral Home, 15 W. Maple Ridge Rd., Twining, MI 48766. His family will welcome friends and neighbors from noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at


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