Larry Milford Karr, 87, of Fremont, OH passed away on May 14, 2023 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 9, 1936 in Fremont, OH the son of Elmer “Pete” Milford and Gladys (Vaness) Karr. Larry was a 1955 graduate of Gibsonburg High School and he attended Tiffin University. He then served in the US Navy from September 13, 1955 to November 9, 1956. Larry was very proud of his sons and grandsons that followed in his footsteps with fifty-nine years of combined service in the United States military.
Larry married Janette Louise Grove on September 14, 1957 in Gibsonburg, OH and she survives. He was a salesperson for KMH in Cleveland for seventeen years until he retired. He was also a Shaklee Distributor for over forty years. Larry was a member of Grace Community Church and a lifetime member of the Fremont VFW. He was an avid water-skier, enjoyed fishing and had a true passion for working out. Larry had a tremendous faith in God and loved to spread his faith with all he met. He loved his dog, Skipper.
Larry is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Janette Karr, Fremont; sons, Michael Milford Karr, Green Springs, Rodney (Sue) Karr, Fremont and Jeffrey Karr, Big Pine Key, FL; sister, Connie (Bob) Higgins, Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Mikyle Karr, Palm Harbor, FL, Shali (Frank) Cox, Green Springs, Ryan (Kristi) Weidmann, Phoenix, AZ, Mysti (Walt) Duff, Bellevue, Nikki (Dylan) Fain, Georgetown, OH, Alex (Rian) Karr, Fremont, Jordan (Lindy Davenport) Karr, Bellevue, Justin Karr, Fremont and Jarrett Karr, Norfolk, VA; great-grandchildren, Alison, Ryan, Kassity, Karlee, Melody, Lizzy, Allen, Austin, Ryker, Bronx, Aria, Khloe and Benicio.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, May 22, 2023; 10:30 a.m. at Grace Community Church, 900 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH with a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Burial: Four Mile House Cemetery, Fremont, OH with military honor’s provided by VFW and American Legion.
Memorials can be made to Grace Community Church or Stein Hospice.
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Kenda Van Ness Aldrich
Condolences to Larry’s family. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time.
So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed getting to know Larry through the Karr- Duff families. He was an outstanding person. RIP – Larry.
Susan Baumann Helms
Larry your little river rat will surely miss you. Lots of funny and fond memories. I love you and will surely miss you. God Bless.
Leslye Gartrell & Bijan Haghjou
Our hearts go out to the Karr family in this time of sadness! We love you all. Larry is such a great man! It has been an honor knowing him and being a part of your family!
My deepest sympathy to you Jeanette, Mike, Rodney and Jeff. I have many fond memories of your husband and father as we all grew up together. Larry was a good man and I’m sure he will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to all of you.
Dear Jeff & family, So sorry for your loss, he was a good family man. God bless!
Our sympathy to Larry’s family. We knew him as a Toastmaster for many years and miss him.
Tom and Arlene Scherf
The Kinkopf Family
Dear Aunt Janette, Rod, Jeff, Michael and family – we are so very sorry for your loss of the coolest, wittiest, most inspiring and charismatic man of faith we have ever known. The Lord truly broke the mold on him! His amazing spirit and wonderful legacy will live on through you, and through all of us that were so blessed to know him and to love him. Prayers, strength and all our love from SC.
Janette, Mike, Rodney, Jeff
So sorry for your loss! We had a lot of wonderful memories through our younger years.. He was always good for a laugh or two. He was a good man.. my God bless him and all of you. Love Holly Stout