Henry J. Karl, Sr.
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Henry J. Karl, Sr. , Age: 103
December 04, 1914 -- May 20, 2018

Henry J. Karl, Sr., 103, a long-time resident of Kansas City, KS, joined his Savior Sunday May 20, 2018. Visitation will be Friday May 25th at 10:30-11:30 AM, with the memorial service following at 11:30 AM, both at the Zion United Church of Christ, 2711 N 72nd St, Kansas City, KS 66109. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials in his name to Friends of Hospice of Jefferson County, PO Box 101, Valley Falls, KS 66088.

Henry Karl was born December 4, 1914 in Kansas City, KS, to Wilhelm & Therese (Reichel) Karl, the youngest of eleven. In 1930’s, he became the owner of Karl’s Bakery located on Quindaro Boulevard, taking over the management from his mother. The bakery not only supported his household but also employed other family members until its closing in August 1977 (524 months). He was a life long member of the Zion church, past superintendent of its Sunday school, member of several community groups, and a past president of the National Bakers Association.

Mr. Karl is survived by his children: Catherine Jantz (Jim), Firestone, CO; William Karl (Kathy), McLouth; Rebecca Bazil (Ralph), Rose Hill; and Alberta Gibson (Tom). Other survivors include: daughter-in-law Sara Karl, Winchester; sister-in-law Judy Johnson; 19 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces/nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 970 months, Catherine; children: Sarah E. Karl & Henry J. Karl, Jr.; plus his 10 older siblings.

Additional Service: Funeral Service
Location: Zion United Church of Christ
Address: 2711 North 72nd Street
City: Kansas City
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66109
Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM
Additional Information: Visitation will be Friday May 25th at 10:30-11:30 AM, with the memorial service following at 11:30 AM, both at the Zion United Church of Christ, 2711 N 72nd St, Kansas City, KS 66109. 
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Condolences

Bruce and Marilyn SchlosserAcquainte May 23, 2018

Acquaintance and Classmate of Henry, Jr. Lenexa , Kansas

Condolences to the family. I attended Quindaro, Northwest and Wyandotte with Henry, Jr. and Sarah, and my wife Marilyn attended K-State with Cathy.


beverly useldinger May 24, 2018

customer of Karls bakery for many years Kansas City , Kansas

I and my parents were customers of Karls for many years,I loved watching them make roses for their cakes and decorating them.The donuts were always mouth watering. The Karls were always fun to watch and always ver y friendly