Leonard Joseph Karr (Karasiewicz) age 90 of Garrett, IN died Monday, December 2, 2019 at Parkview DeKalb Health Hospital. He was born on October 26, 1929 in a log house in Churubusco, IN to Stanley and Helen (Konger) Karasiewicz. He married Beatrice S. Zuber on August 5, 1961 in Payne, OH. Leonard graduated from Huntertown High School. He was employed at International Harvester, Ft. Wayne, IN at the age of 18, where he retired from in 1982 after 34 ½ years. He had a small farm in LaOtto where he raised beef cattle and pigs. He drove school bus for Garrett-Keyser-Butler School Corporation for 14 years. He served in the United States Army for 2 years in Counter Intelligence.
He enjoyed farming, traveling, and camping in his younger years and as he got older, would not miss watching The Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, or Sunday golf.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN.
Leonard is survived by his wife: Beatrice” Bea” S. Karr, Garrett, IN; son: David and Tammy Karr, LaOtto, IN; grandchildren: Dustin and Nikki Karr, LaOtto, IN; Tristan and Chelsea Karr, Peoria, AZ; Austin Karr, Scottsdale, AZ and Kaitlin Karr, Indianapolis, IN.; great grandchildren: Jaiden Hinkle, Stella, Kingsley and Miles Karr and Madison Karr.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents: Stanley and Helen Karasiewicz; brother: Kenneth Karr; 3 sisters: Sister Rose Angela Karasiewicz, Bertha Teders, and Bernice Buchtman.
Visitation will take place from 3-8 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN , with a Rosary Service at 8 p.m. and from 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. Jim Shafer officiating.
Burial will take place in Ege Catholic Cemetery – Ege, IN with military graveside honors by the Garrett American Legion and the United States Army
Memorials are to St. Joseph Catholic School or the DeKalb County Humane Society.
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