ELYRIA — Karl E. Garn, 86, of LaGrange, died Monday at Elyria Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
He was born June 15, 1921 in West Salem to the late Guy and Ida Mae Garn. Karl was a good athlete in school and served in the Army during World War II.
He worked as a mason for the Jack Yates and T.J. Hume Construction Companies. He showed registered Morgan horses and was an avid bowler. He was a member of the Kipton Community Church, the Masonic Lodge, and was a lifetime member of the VFW in Grafton.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Mae; his children and their spouses, Robert (Jeani) Porter and Gerry (Dwight) Askew, both of Wellington, David Porter of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charles Garn of Oberlin, Karla (Jeremy) Bickley of Norwalk, Edward Garn of LaGrange, Calvin (Nancy) Wyckoff of Elyria, Darleen (Bernie) Uline of Oberlin, and Debra Wyckoff of Wellington; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, June Bianchi of Canton and Mae Dravenstott of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Garn; his grandson, Christopher Watkins; a brother, Ross Garn and sisters, Irene Ritchie and Eleanor Ray Garn.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Lee Stull officiating.
Burial in Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon Lake will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.