William Karr, 79 - May 28, 2008
William “Bill” Thomas Karr, 79, of Lexington died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Revs. Caroline Vickery and Ron Roemmich officiating.
Karr was born on Aug. 22, 1928, at Miller to Guy Winfred and Mary Veronica (Curran) Karr.
He attended his early elementary years in Overton until his family moved to Lexington where he attended public school and graduated in 1948.
As a young adult, he worked for his father in the hay business and also began Darr Packing.
On Nov. 27, 1955, he was united in marriage to Kay Ruth Yeiter at Cozad. The couple moved to a farm south of Cozad where he then farmed for 45 years. He was married to his wife for 32 years until her death in 1987.
?He then married Lois Lorraine Michel in January of 1989. He retired from farming in 1999 and moved to Lexington.
?Karr was active in 4-H and Spare Rib Clubs, and he held many offices in the Presbyterian Church through the years.
?He enjoyed farm life, tending to hogs and to cattle, according to family members. He was a caring and loving person all of his life.
Karr was preceded in death by: his first wife, Kay; parents, Guy and Mary; six sisters.
?Survivors include: his wife, Lois Karr of Lexington; his sons—Mike (Leann) Karr of Laguna Hills, CA, and Scott (Terry) Tomasek of Omaha; his daughters—Nancy (John) Abel of Montrose, CO, and Kelly (Steve) Schneider of Grand Island; seven grandchildren—Kelsey, Jana and Matt Karr of California, Katie and Holly Abel of Montrose, Tucker Tomasek of Monroe, WA, and Trista Tomasek of Kansas City, MO; a great-grandson, Seth Karr of California; sister, Vivian Grange of Hood River, OR; nephew, Jack Lhotak of Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
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