Carl Edward Bystrom

March 14, 1947 - February 14, 2021
Carl Edward Bystrom

Carl Edward Bystrom, 73, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on February 14th.

Carl was born on March 14, 1947 in Sandusky, Ohio and lived much of his life along the shores of Lake Erie. After graduating from Bay Village High School, he went on to be the first member of his family to attend college. After obtaining undergraduate and master’s degree in political science from the Ohio State University and a law degree from Cleveland State University he practiced law in Ohio and Georgia before retiring in North Carolina.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Melba and is survived by his wife Lauren, his three children Andy (Ingrid), Ian(Ashley), and Lyndon (Sarah), and his grandchildren Henry, Oscar, and Simon.

No Services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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  • February 17, 2021
    Lynnie McPhee Gustafson says:
    Bay Village High School class of 1965....Carl was a kind gentle person and he loved cars. Our classmates are so very sad about the news of Carl’s passing and a wonderful friend. “YOU NEVER WALK ALONE “

  • February 17, 2021
    Joyce Crouch says:
    Laurie and family I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • February 17, 2021
    Josh and Susan Haskell says:
    Laurie, Andy, Ian, and Lyndon, Susan and I send our condolences; we pretty much lost touch after he left Ohio, but remember lots of good times when he was here in Lake County: dinners, card games, volleyball, sledding, Rotary events, etc. Best wishes to you all

  • February 17, 2021
    David Olsen-Fabian says:
    My condolences.

  • February 19, 2021
    Linda Sutton Kopotic says:
    Remember when Betsy got married, I helped your mom get dressed & took her to wedding. You & Carl had gone ahead. As your mom was getting tired I took her home & helped her get ready for bed. As I was leaving the garage door got stuck & I couldn’t get it up or down.I couldn’t leave with door open so in a panic I called Carl & had him leave wedding to come home & get door down. I was so embarrassed!