Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Carl L. Washburn, 47, Hamilton

Carl Linn Washburn, 47 of Hamilton, Ill., died Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Carl Linn Washburn, 47 of Hamilton, IL died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital.  

    He was born April 13, 1973 in Keokuk, IA the son of Martin Eugene and Susan Seyb Washburn.

     Carl graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1992.  After high school, Carl attended one year of culinary arts at Indian Hills Community College.  

     In July of 2018 he was united in marriage to Karinsa Hayes at the Crossing Church in Keokuk.  She survives.

     Other survivors include his children, Brixton Hunter (Drew Lovdahl) of Monmouth, IL, Brandon and Brookie Washburn both of Keokuk, Brooke Leffler (Andrew) of Hamilton, IL and Dalton Hayes (Ashley Odell) of Elvaston, IL, his grandchildren, Kellen, Kowen, Braeden, Baylor, Avery, AvaLynn and one on the way.  He is also survived by his father, Martin Washburn (Maria) of PA, three brothers, Chris Washburn, Kenny Alvis (Brier)  and Robert Watts all of Keokuk, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and his four legged companion, Max. 

     He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Johnny Alvis.

     Carl had an intimate and personal relationship with Christ and was baptized at the Crossing- Keokuk Campus.  Because of his love and dedication many others have been baptized.  

     Carl was the owner and operator of JDMC Contracting Company.  He donated his time and talents to several organizations and the church.

     He was a member of the Southside Boat Club and the Crossing Church both in Keokuk and the Roofers Union Local 142 in Des Moines, IA.  He volunteered for the Hamilton Local Boy Scouts.

     Carl enjoyed spending time outside riding his Harley, boating and camping with his family and friends.  Carl loved to travel and go on vacation.  He was an avid football fan and was one of the Oakland Raider biggest fans.  Most of all, Carl loved his family and friends.  He was the life of every party he attended.  Carl was brightened the lives of many with his smile and a laugh that was contagious. 

       A Celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 24 at the Crossing – Keokuk Campus with Pastor A.J. Fuhrman officiating.   Friends and family are welcome to attend. Masks are required.  Following the Celebration, around 1 p.m., friends and family will gather at 707 Main St., (Dave Baum) building for storytelling and sharing memories of Carl. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.   

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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