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Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home

1081 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO

OBITUARY

Joseph John Karpel

August 31, 1940August 27, 2020
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Joseph John Karpel, 79, of Arnold, Missouri passed away on Thursday August 27, 2020, of cancer, he died peacefully surrounded by his family.

Always the entrepreneur, Joseph started many small business ventures while working at the post office before becoming interested in computers in the 1970’s. His computer career began with programming the IBM System 32 for many companies in the St. Louis area with starting his own independent consulting firm in 1976 that eventually became Karpel Solutions.

In 1957, he met the love of his life, Joan Bennett. Their 60th wedding anniversary was August 6th, 2020. Generous and kind, Joseph and Joan raised four children and opened their home to many foster children throughout the years.

Joseph dedicated his life to Christ and was very active in church matters. His zest for life included chess, horseshoes, poker tournaments and any other competitive game that could be enjoyed with family and friends, including attending every baseball and football event possible. He even learned how to snow ski in his late sixties to spend more time with his grandkids!

He is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Margaret Karpel. Joseph is survived by loving wife, Joan Karpel; children Joe Karpel, Jeff Karpel, Jolene Chitwood and Barb Munoz; 12 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; brother John Karpel of Olympia, Washington, sister Lou Ann Kinsella of Joliet, Illinois, sister Geraldine Holmes of Naples, FL , sister Janet Devoe of Shalimar, FL; and a host of other beloved friends and relatives.

Visitation Monday, August 31st, 2020 4:00PM-8:00PM at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010.

Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, 10:00AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Paul Churchyard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 12502 USF Pine Dr. , Tampa, FL 33612-9411

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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