Karl R. Keener

Birth Date: 
Saturday, November 19, 1938
Date of Passing: 
Friday, February 19, 2021

Karl R. Keener, 82, of Wooster died on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

He was born November 19, 1938 in Wayne County to Russell and Ruth Ickes Keener.  On October 7, 1962, he married Nancy Schmid. 

Karl was a farm mechanic for Sterling Farm Equipment for many years before his retirement.  He served his country in the National Guard.  Karl graduated from Northwestern High School in 1956 and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, the New Pittsburg Sportsman Club, and a volunteer fireman for New Pittsburg Fire Department.  He loved hunting, fishing, four wheeling and watching sports.  He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. 

Karl is survived by his wife, Nancy; children Susan Keener of Akron and Gary (Andrea) Keener of New Carlisle; grandchildren Addison, Aubree, Grey and Gibson Keener; brothers Phil (Jean) Keener of West Salem and Richard Keener of Creston; brother in law Carl (Dottie) Schmid of Wooster along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter Cynthia Keener; siblings Carol Buchholz, Marilyn Weygandt, Virginia Brenneman, Mavis Welty, Jane Keener and John Keener.

Friends will be received at the Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 Elyria Rd., West Salem on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 12:00-2:00 PM.  Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Private family services will be held.  Interment will be in Fairhaven Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691, or to New Pittsburgh Fire Dept., c/o Roger Kamp 1466 Perry Twp. Rd. 35, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Fairhaven Cemetery Board, c/o Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691, or to New Pittsburgh Fire Dept., c/o Roger Kamp 1466 Perry Twp. Rd. 35, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Fairhaven Cemetery Board, c/o Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287.

Visitation: 

Friends will be received at the Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 Elyria Rd., West Salem on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 12:00-2:00 PM.

Service: 

Private family services will be held.  

Condolences

We are very sorry about Karl’s passing. He was a wonderful man and always had a story to tell. Karl will be missed by everyone. Love, Carrie and Chuck

We were saddened to hear of Karl's passing. To us he will always sitting on the bridge at the fair and watching the kids showing their animals. He was a proud Northwestern booster were we would also see him rooting the teams on. May the memories of your loved one give you peace. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

Our sympathy to Gary and Andrea in the passing of your Father.

My heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Nancy & cousins Susie & Gary. Uncle Karl was always smiling & making jokes. I enjoyed talking to him because I knew he would make me laugh. He will be missed but always in my heart. It’s getting very loud in heaven at the Keener family reunion. Love, Monie Brenneman

To Karl's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Karl was A gentle giant with a smile on his face every time I saw him.
My condolences .
Until you meet up again one day

My condolences to the Keener family. I knew Karl well many, many years ago and enjoyed this humor and always willingness to help. He was a good man. Jim Smail

Our deepest sympathies to Nancy and Family. Karl was a very deer friend and will be missed. Many fond memories of our lifelong friendship. God bless

To the Keener Family. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that I am praying for strength, comfort and courage for your whole family.

Rita Peterson

Susan and Family,

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Take comfort in remembering the good times shared. Know that you now have a special Guardian Angel watching over you.

So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Claudia

We were sorry to learn of Karl's passing and send our condolences to Nancy and all the Keener family. We always enjoyed their company on all our Class of '54 trips throughout the years. He could also be counted on for challenging games of Michigan Rummy at the Norton's New Years Eve parties. You will be fondly remembered.

Nancy and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers, we are so sorry for your loss.

Nancy so sorry about your loosing your husband.

Nancy and family- Please accept my sympathy in the death of your husband and father.

Our most sincere condolences to Aunt Nancy and cousins, Gary and Susie, and their families. Uncle Karl will be deeply missed.

Sorry to hear of your loss --will keep you and family in my prayers through this time.

We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, Nancy. May you find strength from a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Susan,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Nancy and family
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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