Viola Karl

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9/17/2012 13:00:00

North Auburn OH 9/21/2012 11:00:00

Viola Karl, age 95, of Tiro, Ohio passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard. She was born on July 21, 1917 in Cranberry Township, Ohio to the late Otto and Josephine (Durnwald) Heydinger. Viola had worked as a bookkeeper at the New Washington Equity and was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn, North Auburn Rosary Altar Society and Bucyrus Travel Club. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and most of all, spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Karl of Tiro; 2 daughters, Louise (Karl) Eggers of Columbus and Ruth (Karl) Alten of Sheffield Lake; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Gilbert Heydinger, Glenn Heydinger and William Heydinger all of New Washington; 2 sisters, Vera Clady and Inez Gray, both of New Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis Anthony Karl in 1978; son, Michael Karl and daughter, Mary Jo Karl; 3 brothers, Allen Heydinger, Donald Heydinger and Harold Heydinger; sister, Bertha Karl; 2 infant brothers and 2 infant sisters.
A private family viewing will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn at 11:00 AM, with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in North Auburn. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Marsha Danhoff (Karl) - Sep 25, 2012

Louise, Tom and Ruth
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was out of town last week and just learned about your Mom yesterday.
Ironically, I just spoke to her and Ruth a few days earlier at the Rehab Center. I asked if she remembered me and then told her who I was – she responded ” well it sounds like Marsha”. Not sure if she really knew me but it was good to see her.
Both your Mom and Dad held a special place in my heart. They were remolding their house when Ron and I married and stopped by right after we were settled in the house on Scott Rd. They asked if we wanted their end tables. I was so excited as we were just starting to purchase furnishings and we certainly had a limited budget. We kept those until we built the house on Baker and they followed me to Willard.
Truly a blessed special women with kindness of heart and a certain gentleness that captivated my spirit. She has now been reunited with your Dad after so many long years. She is at peace and has completed her final journey leaving a wonderful legacy – all of you.
Let the fond memories heal and sustain you .

Sister Diane Hay - Sep 21, 2012

To the Family of Viola Karl,
What can I say, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember Viola’s smile and her love for receiving Holy Communion. I had the honor of taking Jesus to her MANY times. Now she is enjoying the presence of Jesus in Heaven!
Sister Diane

Tom Eckstein / Diane Harder - Sep 21, 2012

Tom, Louise, Ruth and Families, Our condolences to all of you with the loss of your mom. Viola was an energizing, fun and caring person – she will be missed greatly. It was always a joy to return to Ohio and see her smiling and welcoming face. And I will never forget the one time, many years ago, when she apologized for all the homemade bread cooling around her warm kitchen as she just didn’t have enough time to make it to the store that day and had to make bread for her family. No one in their right mind would ever pass up her cooking for any store or restaurant.
Our best wishes to all of you.
Tom, Diane and Nathan Harder / Eckstein

Gene and Mavis Wurm - Sep 21, 2012

It is a time for comfort and caring; sharing warm memories; and an occasion for honoring her life.
Even as we mourn, we can remember the good times we shared,smile at the memories,and be comforted by Viola’s special love.
May the warmth of God’s love embrace you,
With deepest sympathy and prayers.

Jean and Don Richards - Sep 20, 2012
Annette Baxter - Sep 19, 2012

To the Karl family, I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful, kind lady and will be missed. You are all in my prayers.

Betty Lynch - Sep 19, 2012

Ruth, Louise,Tom and families
Your mother was a wonderful lady. I will always
remember her kindness and the patience she had to teach me to quilt. May you find comfort in treasured memories. God Bless Each of You.

Nancy & Charlie Mann - Sep 18, 2012

Tom,Louise,Ruth and families, Our sympathy to all on the loss of your mother,grandmother and sister. Viola was a beafutiful person who always had a smile and kind words. She will be missed. Nancy and Charlie Mann

Chris Daniel - Sep 17, 2012

To the Karl family, My condolences to you on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I remember her well from North Auburn Church and the Equity. She raised a great family. May your faith and the love of family and friends give you strength at this time.
Chris Daniel Rutland, Massachusetts

Robin Rae - Sep 17, 2012

Ruth, Louise, Tom and Family,
Your mom was a wonderful lady, and I considered it an honor to have known her. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving her and I will always remember our cappuccino trips to Mickey Mart. God Blessed you with a wonderful mother and may God comfort you in your time of need.

Barb Pifher - Sep 17, 2012

Tom, Ruth, Louise and families-My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. May all the wonderful memories of her carry you through this difficult time. She was a wonderful lady.