Dennis Karl

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jan. 22, 1941 – May 8, 2017

Dennis Eugene Karl, age 76, of Marshalltown passed away on Monday, May 8, at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1941 in Sioux Rapids to Thomas and Vera (Kruger) Karl. Dennis graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1960. He then joined the Navy on Dec. 8, 1960, and served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hancock operating out of California. He served his country for four years until Nov. 16, 1964 and was honorably discharged at that time. He then worked for a time for Bob Arthur doing farm work.

He was united in marriage to Judy Garrison Feb. 7, 1965, and from that union three children were born: Kathy Lucille, Michael Eugene and Tonya Kay Karl. After his divorce, he married Jorga Carryl (Steen) Kix on Sept. 1, 1974.

Upon his divorce he married Staci Wedeking whom he later divorced.

He loved to travel and owned a motor home and spent his winters in Branson, Missouri enjoying the many shows he attended while there.

On Dec. 7, 2005, he became a resident of the Iowa Veterans home in Marshalltown.

He is survived by his children, Kathy, Michael and Tonya; grandchildren, Zachary, Julie and Rex Wheeler; step-children: Yoland, Holly, James, and Karrol Kix; his siblings: Barbara Woods and her husband Darrell of Spencer; Donnie Karl and his wife Arlene of Spencer; Bea Reiter and her husband Clarence of Spirit Lake; Bonnie Lambert and her husband Tom of Milford; Brenda Johnson and her husband Roger of Estherville; David Karl and his fiancé, Nancy of Milford; brother-in-law Jack Longmore of Spirit Lake; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Vera Karl; his sister Beverly Longmore and brother Darrell Karl.

Services were held May 12 at Iowa Veterans Home with burial at the cemetery there by the Mitchell Funeral Home of Marshalltown.