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Karl E. Havens

Posted By Scott Hanes On May 17, 2017 @ 6:38 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

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Karl E. Havens, 80, of Fremont, OH, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Valley View Health Campus. He was born on December 5, 1936 in Fremont, the son of Willis B. and Gertrude (Young) Havens. He was a 1954 graduate of Green Springs High School.

Karl married Janet Kahl on January 21, 1961 and she preceded him in death on December 4, 1984. He married Betty (Haggerty) Minnich on November 1, 1986 at Old Fort United Methodist Church and she survives.

Karl was a lifelong farmer and dairy farmer. He owned and operated Brookview Farms. Karl was a past member of Old Fort Lions Club. He was a past President of the Holstein Association and was named Sandusky County Farmer of the Year in 1979. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Karl is survived by his wife, Betty Havens, Fremont, OH; children, Elizabeth (Larry) Lacumsky, Oak Harbor, OH, Willis E. Havens, Charlotte, NC, Christine (Vjekoslav) Dedic, Willowick, OH; step sons, Steven (Alison) Minnich and Kevin (Monica Heath) Minnich both of Fremont, OH; brother, Philip Havens, Fremont, OH; step brother, Richard Hessick, Tiffin, OH; step sister, Donna Jean Preston, Toledo, OH; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Havens, mother, Gertrude Havens Hessick and step father, Dewey Hessick; first wife, Janet Havens; grandson, Joshua Caster and brother, John D. Havens.

Visitation: Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.

Service: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Alfredo Diaz officiating.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Valley View Health Campus, Stein Hospice, Arthritis Foundation or American Cancer Society,.

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#1 Condolence By Jeff Good On May 17, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

So sorry to hear about Karl. Such a great man! I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to spend the summer of 1981 at Brookview Farm. My thoughts are with you all! RIP Karl, and thanks from the bottom of my heart for what you did for me!!

#2 Condolence By Peggy Slane On May 18, 2017 @ 3:56 am

Thoughts and Prayers to the Havens family. It was my pleasure of taking care of Karl at VV. I grew up with the Havens family in Old Fort. May you R.I.H Karl until we meet on the other side.❤

#3 Condolence By Michael R. Halbisne (son of Ervin, Morrison Rd) On May 18, 2017 @ 9:41 am

To the Family of Karl Haven’s; I offer my deepest and most sincere sympathies at his passing. Karl was a very good, hard working, family man, community giver and a teacher to many. I had the opportunity to work on the farm when I was 13 years old and Karl taught me the meaning of hard work, responsibility and respect for all involved. I hold those memories in my heart and they are a part of the man that I have become to this day, because of Karl’s part in my life. Thank you Karl and to the family for taking the time. Rest in Peace and in Heaven

#4 Condolence By Chuck mccumons On May 18, 2017 @ 10:52 am

So sorry. Enjoyed my time at Brookview. Great people great cattle.

#5 Condolence By Sharon Gavala On May 18, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

Dear Betty and family,
Our hearts are broken to hear of Karl’s passing. He was a delightful man with a wonderful smile. I am so happy that I was fortunate enough to spend time with him and you for your high school reunion party years ago. Our love reaches out to you at this sad time. He will be missed by so many near and far.

#6 Condolence By ned and Cheri Peddicord On May 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Dear Phil,
We want to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Ned and Cheri Peddicord

#7 Condolence By Linda M> Gegorski On May 18, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Sincere sympathy to the family with prayers/thoughts–such a great guy–the Lord picked his number to be with him–took communion several times to Karl, will be sadly missed by all!!

#8 Condolence By Rikki Oman On May 18, 2017 @ 2:39 pm

Mrs. Havens my condolences and prayers to you and your family. Sorry to hear about your husband’s passing.
Rikki Oman

#9 Condolence By Claire On May 18, 2017 @ 3:33 pm

Christine: I am so sorry about your tremendous loss. I know how hard it is. My deepest sympathy’s to you and your entire family

Claire
Progressive

#10 Condolence By Paul Sneider – Toledo, OH On May 18, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

My condolence to the family of Karl Havens. We were 5th cousins and would have liked to have met him.

#11 Condolence By Robbie Havens On May 18, 2017 @ 10:48 pm

My prayers are with you all, at this time. Karl was such a loving and caring man, I was very fortunate to have known him.

#12 Condolence By Jeff Lamson On May 18, 2017 @ 11:52 pm

Started working on the farm for Karl and John from age 13 and I think the last year I worked there I was 21. Mostly baled but also worked on tomato harvester. Always respected and thought very highly of both of them. Hard work but some great memories growing up. I am thankful for the opportunity that was given to me to work on the farm. Taught me many valuable lessons. Condolences and prayers to the family.

#13 Condolence By TERRY & ELAINE GILBERT On May 19, 2017 @ 12:35 am

Monica & Keith, so sorry for your loss Prayers for you and your family XOXOXO

#14 Condolence By Marilyn Willer On May 19, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

My Sympathy to you all on the passing of Karl. He was always willing to give a helping hand, and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed, but now he is at peace and no more pain. Condolences.

#15 Condolence By Sherry (Grabensetter) Genzman On May 19, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

My thought and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. By watching the Memorial Video it brought back some memories of my own when I was a little kid and going over to my Aunt Janets and Uncle Karls house for good home made ice cream. All of you take care!

#16 Condolence By Tana (Toeppe) Shortridge On July 15, 2017 @ 5:54 am

Dear Mrs Havens, i’m so sorry about the loss of your husband Karl , my deepest condolences!


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