Archive for Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Obituary: Richard Karmann Jr.


December 28, 2005

Services for Richard Karmann Jr., 58, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at the McLouth First Baptist Church. Burial with military honors will follow in McLouth Cemetery.

Mr. Karmann died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born July 1, 1947, in Chapman, the son of Richard and Hoppi Louise Young Karmann.

He graduated from Chapman High School in 1965. He received a master's degree in computer science.

Mr. Karmann served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1987 as a combat controller, and he was stationed in Taiwan during the Vietnam War. He worked for Informix Software in Lenexa for 17 years, and he and his wife owned and operated The Studio Too and Karmann's Clock Repair in McLouth since 1991.

He married Mary Sue Sparks on Jan. 4, 1967, in Topeka. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Richard Karmann III, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and Charles Karmann, McLouth; two daughters, Karen Sue Karmann-McIntosh, Sumter, S.C., and Barbara Jean Karmann, McLouth; three brothers, Rex Karmann, Junction City, Russell Karmann, Maynard, Ark., and Robert Karmann, Larned; three sisters, Ruby Karmann, Piedmont, S.D., Ruth Karmann, Nebraska, and Rosalie Karmann, Wichita; a stepmother, Ruby Karmann, Junction City; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 28, 2005, at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.

The family suggests memorial contributions to McLouth Summer Ball Assn., sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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