Last Updated on February 5, 2023 by Fisher Funeral Chapel
Karl Ernest Myer, 75, of Logansport, passed away at home with his children by his side on Saturday, February 4, 2023.
Born July 29, 1947, in Fairbury, Illinois, he was the son of the late Kenneth Otho and Mary Elizabeth (Cox) Myer. His father served with the U.S. Air Force and Karl spent six years of his childhood living in England where his father was stationed.
A 1964 graduate of Lewis Cass High School, Karl entered the U.S. Army in 1966. He served in Vietnam in the 198th Light Infantry Brigade, Amarical Division and was honorably discharged in 1968. Karl was proud to have served our country as well as being a life member of both the American Legion Post 60 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790.
On April 29, 1971, Karl was married to Jamie Lynn (Callipo) Myer. She preceded him in death February 18, 2014.
Karl earned his Associate of Science degree in fire science from Indiana University- Kokomo. In 1969, he began a 20-year career with the Logansport Fire Department, retiring in 1989.For forty years, Karl worked in sales at Hendricks/Smith Office Plus.
Karl was a very loveable gentleman whose friendliness was contagious. He made friends very easily and always thought of others before himself. Evident of that is one of the achievements he was most proud of – Karl donated 31 gallons of blood during his life. To Karl, family meant everything. Watching his children and grandchildren grow up and reach their goals was his greatest blessing in life.
His hobbies were many and included woodworking and collecting Native American artifacts. He was quite the history buff and an avid reader. He was very concerned with animal welfare as he knew so many pets were not as fortunate as his beloved dog, Pippa.
Surviving are three children, Clark D. (Jane) Myer, Logansport, Kathleen E. (Brian) DeFord, Oak Ridge, North Carolina, and Drew P. Myer, Grafton, Wisconsin; his beloved grandchildren, Alexandra E. Myer, Logansport, Maximillian S.DeFord, Oak Ridge, North Carolina, and Catherine E. Myer, Grafton, Wisconsin; seven siblings, Nancy E. Myer, Denver, Colorado, Bernard E. Myer, Marion, Indiana, Loren E. Myer, Frankfort, Indiana, Randall E. Myer, Lafayette, Indiana, Paul E.. Myer, Temple Terrace, Florida, Daniel E. Myer, Clermont, Florida, and Dean E. Myer, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
The Cass County Honor Guard, along with uniformed members of the U.S. Army Honor Guard will accord Karl with military honors at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel. A Funeral Service celebrating Karl’s life will follow with his son-in-law, Brian DeFord officiating.
Interment, at a later date, will be beside his wife in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Historical Society and the Pets R US (Cass County Humane Society) in Karl’s memory.
You may share memories and offer condolences on Karl’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.