He was born December 3, 1932 in New Washington, Ohio to the late Walter and Gertrude (Ball) Karl. He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington and the Knights of Columbus. He was a construction superintendent for Weithman Brothers in Galion. He enjoyed golf, watching any of the Ohio sporting events and most of all, going to his grandchildrens sporting events. He was a Army Veteran during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Margie" (Schindley) Karl whom he married May 14, 1955; by 6 children, Steve (Marlene) Karl of New Washington, Sherry (Mark) Young of Shelby, Jody (Doug) Baker of Willard, Eric (Melissa) Karl of Lexington, Lisa (Randy) Payne of Mansfield and Scott (Traci) Karl of New Washington; grandchildren, Jeremy (Lorraine) Karl, Nicole (Kris) Hanlon, Aubrey Young, Aaron Young(Laura), Kayla (Dakota) Durbin, Curtis Baker, Randa Payne, Ryan Payne, Tara Karl, Brooke Karl and Jenna Karl; step-grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley) Brown and Rhiannon (Jordan) Appleby; great grandchildren, Scarlet, Mayzie, Mason, Hudson and Charlotte; great step-grandchildren, Payton, Luke, Autumn, August and Emerson;2 sisters, Miriam Baetens and Martha (Merle) Ahrens; nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gertrude Karl; sister, Dolores Niese; brother-in-law, Omer Baetens.
Visitation will be Monday, May 28, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio. The funeral mass will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington with Fr. George Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributuions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.