Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wilbur M. Karn (March 22, 2012)

Wilbur M. Karn, 86, of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, March 22, 2012 at his residence.

He was born June 4, 1925 in New Madison, son of the late Herschel O. and Edna (Royer) Karn.

Wilbur was retired from Fram in Greenville. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII. He was a member of the VFW Post 7262, the American Legion Post 140, AmVets, the Greenville Eagles Greenville Elk's #1139, and was a past Junior Governor of the Greenville Moose Lodge #329.

Wilbur is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Helen (Beisner) Karn whom he married June 18, 1960; children, Karen Booher of Ft. Myers, FL, Donna (Paul) Cline of Early, TX, Kenny (Coleen) Karn of Winchester, IN, Debbie (Paul Blankenbaker) Karn of Union City, OH, and Betty (Arlie) Lester of Tipp City, OH; 24 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren; a brother, Paul Karn of Arcanum; and a sister, Pauline Johnson of Greenville.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 26, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2-5 p.m. with the Moose Lodge offering a memorial service at 4:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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