Karl A. Housholder

February 17, 1927 - September 12, 2019

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Calling(s)

Sunday, September 15, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville

Service

Sunday, September 15, 10:30 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Obituary

Karl A. Housholder, 92, of Pretty Lake, Wolcottville died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.

He was born February 17, 1927, in Avilla, to Fred and Iva (Stark) Housholder. On May 13, 1950 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla he married Josephine Ellen Taylor. She survives at Pretty Lake.

Karl was a 1945 graduate of Avilla High School and was the president of his class. He retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Housholder honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed at the Aleutian Islands, Adak, Alaska.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville, LaGrange American Legion Post 215, and the Pretty Lake Conservation Club.

Karl was privileged to have gone on Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Also surviving are two daughters, Pamela Sue (Roger) Getts of Fremont and Connie Jean (Michael) McKinney of Clearwater, Florida; three grandchildren, Vaughn Halsey of Franklin, Tennessee, Robin Halsey of Wolcottville, and Michael McKinney, Jr. of Panama; and four great-grandchildren, Sierra Mullins, Logan Mullins, Trinity Getts, and Josiah Young.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Getts; four sisters, Wilma Weber, Loretta Weber, Maxine Peterson, and Helen Housholder; and two brothers, Howard Housholder and Donald Housholder.

Funeral services will be Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with his son-in-law, Michael W. McKinney, Sr. officiating. Burial will be Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Veteran honor guard services will be provided by the Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Calling is one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, P.O. Box 5, Huntertown, IN 46748.

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Guest Book

Jill Wren Benhower
September 16th, 2019 4:29am
Oregon

My deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather. I remember Karl so fondly as a devoted father & husband. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your home during the teen years & after. You were well loved. Holding you all close.

MARY VELDHOUSE
September 14th, 2019 3:20pm
Clearwater Fl

Connie, your dad did a great job on this earth. May he rest in peace.

Annmarie Haskell
September 14th, 2019 10:47am
Clearwater, Florida

Prayers for your loved ones

Katie Houser Dickinson
September 13th, 2019 1:19pm
Fort Wayne

Sending healing light to Connie, Pam, and Mrs. Householder.

Anne Wojdacz
September 13th, 2019 10:53am
Lorain

Deepest sympathy to the loving family of this gentle husband, father & patriot; I wish I'd known you better.

Anne Wojdacz
September 13th, 2019 10:53am
Lorain

Deepest sympathy to the loving family of this gentle husband, father & patriot; I wish I'd known you better.

September 13th, 2019 2:23am

Diana LeBrun
September 12th, 2019 11:13pm
Palm Coast, FL

Jo, Connie and Pam and family, I have such fond memories of dear Karl. Thinking of all of you with love.