OBITUARY

Alfred Frank Karner

November 16, 1921November 7, 2017
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Alfred Frank Karner (95) departed this earth and triumphantly entered Heaven on 7 November 2017, joining his beloved wife Selma. Alfred lovingly known as “Al”, was born near Coyle, OK, the eldest of 5 sons born to Frank and Esther Karner. Alfred possessed a wide variety of skills and hobbies, including an active interest in early day radio. In his youth, he loved to listen to the various crystal sets that he built. As tube-type radio evolved, he expanded his hobby to include television building and servicing. Al worked in the aircraft industry in California prior to WWII. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during WWII in the China-Burma-IndiaTheatre. Returning from WWII, Al found employment at Tinker Air Force Base, where he served in numerous aircraft electrician and supervisory roles until his retirement in 1984. Al married Miss Selma Fruendt in 1951. This union was blest with two children, Carl Karner and Jane (Karner) Engebretson. Al was a dedicated member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Midwest City, where he faithfully served his Savior in a wide variety of offices and assignments. Those who knew Al knew him to be a kind, even-tempered gentleman who genuinely loved people. During their married years, he and Selma traveled extensively throughout the US. Al’s lifelong interests were golfing and gardening. He earned certification as Master Gardener from OSU, and he participated annually in Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s golf tournament. Alfred is survived by son Carl Karner and wife Karen, Oklahoma City, OK, and daughter Jane Engebretson and husband Gary, Plano, TX, grandchildren Amber Hasbrook and husband Clayton, Edmond, OK, Tyler Engebretson and wife Ashley, Dallas, TX, Michael Karner, Tulsa, OK, and Jennifer Karner, Oklahoma City, OK. He is survived also by great-grandchildren Davis Hasbrook, Kellen Hasbrook, Carson Hasbrook, Edmond, OK, and Emma Engebretson, Dallas, TX. Additionally, Al is survived by three brothers, Rev. Roy Karner (Ret.), Chanhausen, MN, Harold Karner, Ft. Worth, TX, and Franklin Karner, Midwest City, OK. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Esther (Schultz) Karner and brother Walter Karner. Services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 700 N. Air Depot, Midwest City, OK. Interment will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens in Midwest City, OK. Arrangements under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, Del City, Oklahoma.

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    Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Phil Anderson

November 11, 2017

Another of the greatest generation and a member of the mini kingdom of Karner has gone home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Phil Anderson 3rd child of Carolyn Freudenberger Anderson

Charlene Johnson

November 11, 2017

Uncle Al was a humble, unpretentious man who loved his Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ. I'm comforted by the fact that he is in the great cloud of witnesses...awaiting my arrival. Hebrews 12:1-2

November 10, 2017

I always had a lot of respect for Al. I send my love and prayers to Jane and Karl especially and to everyone in the family. ED

Marlene Karner Johnson

November 10, 2017

Uncle Al, I miss you already. I loved you deeply! You were one of my favorite people in the whole world. I shall miss our wonderful visits/talks. I will never forget you or the wonderful Bible verses that you shared with me.
Love forever...into eternity, Marlene

Linda Brunson

November 10, 2017

My husband and I deeply miss you. With all our love Linda @Charley Brunson

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