OBITUARY

Karl Jacob Stechmann Sr.

April 17, 1945April 1, 2021
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Karl Jacob Stechmann Sr., a veteran of the United States Navy who proudly served his country, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the age of 75. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Catherine Estopinal Stechmann. Loving father of Karl Stechmann Jr. (Gina Jo), Todd Stechmann (Danielle) and Chad Stechmann (Ashlee). Son of the late Karl and Flora LaNasa Stechmann. Brother of Tana Guerica and Katherine Landry. Proud grandfather of Arianne Stechmann, Samantha Jo Cortes, Krystalyn Cheramie, Karl Stechmann III, Sophie Stechmann, Todd Stechmann Jr., Chad Stechmann Jr., Drake Stechmann and Laine Stechmann. Great grandfather of Kason, Karleigh, Nevaeh, Bella, Gianna and Melina. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Karl (Mr. Calm, Cool & Collected) was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. He truly enjoyed life through his simple pleasures of hunting, fishing and shrimping with his friends and family. He found pleasure in the details of everyday life and caring deeply for others. He will always be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family and his country, his loving spirit, his laughter and spoiling the grandchildren. He was our pillar of courage and strength and a wonderful example of what it means to care for others. He was well loved by so many good people and he will be deeply missed by us all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, April 10th from 11:00AM – 3:00PM, followed by a funeral service in Karl’s memory beginning at 3:00PM. He will be laid to eternal rest in a private ceremony at a later date.

Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

Services

  • VISITATION

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • FUNERAL SERVICE

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Jeanne Moore

April 10, 2021

I remember Karl's quiet dignity when his children participated in the religious education program at Our Lady of Lourdes while I was the director during the 1970s. Reading of his military service helped me see a significant source of his character and bearing. As the daughter of a man who served in WWII and Korea, I share the pride and pain of family members who experienced the price these men paid. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sister Jeanne Moore, OP

Vicki Labourdette

April 9, 2021

Mrs Kathy we are so sorry to here about Mr Karl ?Our prayers go out to you and your family.He was such a nice person to talk to when y’all use to come to the nursery. Please tell the boys that we are sorry.

Mary Ann Faul(Serpas)

April 8, 2021

Dear Katherine & family,
I was so sorry to hear about Karl as I know this is such a sad time
for you and your family. You were always a special friend growing up as we lived next door to each other. Even after you moved away we kept in touch and I remember when you met Karl, fell in love and married. You have so many precious memories to treasure and we will keep you in our prayers that in time your sadness will be replaced with the happiness you shared. Mack & Mary Ann

Terry Gruninger

April 5, 2021

Mr. Karl, the ultimate gentleman, always taking the high road with a big smile. Your word was gold and support for any and all was always there. You will be remembered---------------rest in peace my friend!

Jessica Vinterella

April 4, 2021

Uncle Karl was one of the BEST, and we were so blessed to have him in our family. My husband, Carl, put it perfectly when he said that Uncle Karl was everything a man should strive to be as a husband and father. I will forever miss his smile, his joy, and the love he had for his family.

Krystalyn Cheramie

April 4, 2021

Jo Ann Cardenia

April 4, 2021

So sorry hear abt Karl.Known Karl since he was a young man.One of the kindest caring people I know.My heart and prayers go out to his family. Jo Ann Cardenia

Karl Stechmann IIU

April 4, 2021

It was me, maw maw and paw paw going shopping for school we had a great time and joked around through the whole ride, i remember what reminded me of my dad was the funny faces he’d make at my maw maw while she wasn’t looking when she’d say something crazy. He was an outstanding paw paw who taught me peace and to always chill out, i’m happy he’s in the hands of the Lord and will miss him ❤️

Liliana Gauntt

April 3, 2021

Cathy, Karl Jr.,Todd and Chad and your entire family:
Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you .
You were blessed to have had such a wonderful person in your lives.
Karl will be greatly missed. Heaven is no longer missing an angel. Karl is back home. Love, Liliana and Chuck

Vivian Eddy

April 3, 2021

Karl & Cathy, were always together they were the Best Couple and friendly people who knew them to all. GOD had taken Karl to be with him, he did not want him to suffer anymore, Karl is where we all want to go when it is our time. Cathy, to You & your Family until all our time is up, just keep on remembering all the times you all were ❤ together. Everyday, I remember and my son thinks of things we would laugh, cry, and PRAY, what Chuck Sr. use to say or do, but, life does go on ,it is something we have to go thru. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL. KARL is Resting In Peace with Our GOD. VIVIAN & SON CHUCK 2ND.

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