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Kathryn Jean Karl

July 19, 1920 — Aug. 15, 2013 -


Kathryn Jean Karl died Aug. 15, 2013. She was 93.

Mrs. Karl was born in Albany, Ore., to Floyd E. Hall and Esther M. Hall. She graduated from Canby Union High School.

She taught children with special needs for the pilot program of Child Training Center in Oregon City. Later in life she was a house mother for several fraternities at Oregon State University.

Mrs. Karl married Walter L. Kraxberger on Dec. 27, 1941. The couple had four children and raised the family in Canby. Mr. Kraxberger died July 20, 1974.

She married Eugene W. Reed in 1983; he died in 1995. She married Chuck Karl in 2009 and they lived in Woodburn and Wilsonville.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck Karl of Wilsonville; children and their spouses, Linda and Dennis Huserik of Bend, Bill and Pamela Kraxberger of Woodburn, Stephen and Rose Marie Kraxberger of Beavercreek and John Kraxberger of Temecula, Calif.; sisters, Bernice Fisher, Betty “BJ” Williams, both of Canby, and Maxine Sturza of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Al Hall of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery alongside Walter Kraxberger.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.