Carmichael, Jack Of Las Vegas, formerly of Minneapolis joined our Lord in Heaven on Feb. 22, 2013 at the age of 81. He was born to Claude and Ethel on Oct. 8, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, raised in Chicago, moving to Mpls as a teen. He served in the Navy and the Air Force before pursuing his creative passions. Jack was the founder of Carmichael-Lynch Advertising where his work was lauded for its originality and ingenuity. After leaving C-L in 1969, Jack went on to create over 100 board games, including the 3M bookshelf game, Mr. President. In 2005 he was baptized and dedicated his life to Christ. It was then that he realized his calling as an author, writing several novels and publishing a collection of spiritual poems entitled "Grandpa Jack's Purpose Driven Poems" which he hoped would help bring others to Christ. Jack is survived by his wife JaeJae and their children Tracy (Jose) Noble of Nevada and Jon Carmichael of Nevada. He is also survived by children Carey (Gary) Wennerlyn of Edina, Lori (Bruce) Rick of Richfield, Linda (Duane) Neiffer of Oregon, Steven (Amy) Carmichael of Ham Lake and their mother, Irene Hackett of Edina; brother Mike Carmichael of Tennessee; sister Jane Houlton of Elk River; 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial Service on Aug. 2 at 12:00 p.m. at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 6000 Minnehaha Ave., followed by a gathering at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina. In lieu of flowers, donations toward future publications of his poems would be appreciated.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.