Kenneth V. Karl

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New Washington OH 3/15/2016 14:00:00

New Washington OH 3/16/2016 11:00:00

Kenneth V. Karl, age 67, resident of rural Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on November 13, 1948 in Willard, Ohio to the late Robert and Bertha (Heydinger) Karl. Kenny was a veteran of the Air National Guard and was retired from RR Donnelley and Sons after 42 years of service. He was a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the NRA. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, camping and most of all, spending time with his 3 grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (Brown) Karl whom he married on August 7, 1971; two sons, Matt (Jennifer) Karl of Bloomville, Ohio, and Chris Karl (Erika Haeusser) of Willard; three grandchildren, Bristol, Peyton, and Nevaeh Karl; five sisters, Kathy (Clem) Kanney of Shelby, Rose (Harold) Wurm of Willard, Diane (Bill) Young of Shelby, Linda (David) Meadows of Crestline, and Suzanne (David) Stump of Plymouth; a brother, Fred (Sandy) Karl of Plymouth; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bertha (Heydinger) Karl.
Visitation will be held at the St. Bernard Catholic School Gymnasium in New Washington, Ohio on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in North Auburn. Memorials may be made to the OSU Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at


Barb Wagner Smith - Mar 18, 2016

Grant and I send our condolences. I remember Kenny as such a vibrant person. We are sorry for your loss.

Don Philbrick - Mar 16, 2016

Susie & family, Sorry to hear of Kenney’s passing. My deepest condolences to the Karl family

Deb Hines - Mar 15, 2016

Susie, Chris and Matt
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you all at this time and sending comfort and prayers.
Deb & Jerry Hines

Ann Cooper - Mar 15, 2016

Chris and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about your dad, husband and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Rely on the Lord for the comfort and strength. He will be there for you. I can speak from experience as I have lost my dad. In Christian Love, Ann Cooper

Bob Hartwell - Mar 14, 2016

Ken must have been a great guy to have a son like you. Our prayers are with you. Bob Hartwell

City of Findlay WPC - Mar 14, 2016

You and your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Sue Moll - Mar 14, 2016

Susie and family so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing away. My Love and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Sue

Brenda Bagent - Mar 14, 2016

Matt and family, you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Jim White - Mar 14, 2016

Thoughts and Prayers for Ken’s family and friends.

James Niedermier - Mar 14, 2016

Susie, Chris, & Matt, so sad to hear about Kenny. He was a great man who raised a great family. I have many fond memories of hanging out at your place. My condolences to you all.

Larry & Dar Jackson - Mar 14, 2016

Susie, Fred and kids,
Dar and I are very, very sorry for the loss of your husband, brother, and father. Kenny was simply a great guy who cared about his family above all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
God Bless you all,
Larry and Dar

Stacy Chew - Mar 13, 2016

Chris and family,
So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s
Passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Chewie

Jim Wurm - Mar 13, 2016

Aunt Rose Uncle Pete and Family,
I am sorry to hear that Ken has passed. I had the pleasure to get to know him doing physical therapy with him in the past and playing cards in your basement there with a group of guys. Always remember him for his genuine ways. So sorry and you all have my sympathy. May God bless you in the days ahead. Love you all. Jim Wurm

Jack & Vickie Baldy - Mar 13, 2016

Susie, so sorry to hear about Ken. We didn’t spend that much time with you and Ken but the time we did spend was very enjoyable. Ken was a very nice and friendly person as you are too! We are praying for you and your family.

Kenny & Sandy Edgeson - Mar 13, 2016

Susie, Chris & Matt, so sorry to hear about Kenny. He had actually been on my mind lately. I spoke with him at Drug Mart a couple of months ago and it was the first time I had seen him since he retired. Always liked working and joking around with him. He will surely be missed. Sandy and I have all of you in our hearts and prayers.

Mick and Sandi O'Brien - Mar 13, 2016

We are so sorry for the loss of Kenny. Thought the world of him. May God give you and the family all the strength you need to get through this sad time.

Ned and Cheri Peddicord - Mar 13, 2016

Dear Susie and Chris,
We want to express our sympathy on the passing of your husband and father. May the memories you have of your loved one help you during this sad time.

Dan and Jenny Niese - Mar 13, 2016

Chris we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Roger Keesy - Mar 13, 2016

Susie & family,
So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He was always one of my favorite guys to work with at Donnelleys. Deepest condolences from my family to yours.
Roger & Rosalie Keesy

Gene & Marcia Beamer - Mar 13, 2016

Susie & family,
We are so sorry to hear about Kenny. You are in our thoughts & prayers!

Dale Keesy - Mar 13, 2016

Sorry to hear about Kenny.I still remember the big 10 point. Always enjoyed hunting,fishing,& working with Kenny over the years. He was a good man. Sincerest condolences.

Marsha Ganni - Mar 13, 2016

Chris and family, Sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Marsha Ganni and Ashley and Ethan Wenninger.

Mark Ruffing - Mar 13, 2016

Susie, Mom just told me the news. I was going to call you tonight, but after getting kids to bed, I felt it may be too late. I sent Chris and Matt messages through Facebook, but wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I really enjoyed working for Kenny while I was still at home and on 324 for the Summer. Even though Dad was a pressman and you all close friends, I still felt like I had to earn his respect…and didn’t take it for granted. I wanted to do a good job for him out of pride, and it made me proud to make him happy. Though it’s been awhile since I seen you all, I feel your loss and am keeping you in my prayers. Mark

Cindi Phillips - Mar 13, 2016

Susie, Fred, and Sandy I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. Kenny was such a wonderful guy and was always so kind to me – many great memories. Prayers to all.

Barbara Isaac - Mar 12, 2016

Susie, So sorry to hear of loss of Kenny. He was a great guy. I’ve known him all my life and he never changed always the same friendly man. Please know in your heart Susie that he is in a better place. My heart and prayers go out to you and all the family. Love you Barb and Dewey Isaac
South Carolina

Sheila Heiberger - Mar 12, 2016

Susie, Chris & Matt
I am so sorry to hear about Kenny
Please know that you all our in my thoughts n prayers.
Love to all,

Casey and Sandy Holmer - Mar 12, 2016

Susie and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Know that you and your whole family is in our prays and thought at this tragic loss. God bless all of you. Casey and Sandy

Jackie Eckstein - Mar 12, 2016

Chris, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He sure put up a great fight. I can tell what a great man he was by seeing how great his family is. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. God Bless.

Phil & Sally Niedermier - Mar 12, 2016

Sorry to hear of Kenney!s passing, We will keep you in our prayers.r

shirley athy - Mar 11, 2016

Susie, and family, so sorry to hear about Kenny.He sure will be missed. Love and prayers Chuck and Shirley

Tom Schiefer - Mar 11, 2016

Very hard to hear about Ken. I have spent the
last two years in and out of the James. I know it
can wear you out. Take some confort in knowing Ken
was a great guy who is in a better place.
Tom BC67