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Kathryn Jean Kraxberger Karl

July 19, 1920-August 15,2013-


Kathryn Jean Kraxberger KarlKathryn Jean Kraxberger Karl

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

She was born July 19, 1920, in Albany, to Floyd Hall and Esther Hall. She was married to Walter Kraxberger until his death July 20, 1974. She married Eugene Reed in 1983, and they were married until his death in 1995. She married Chuck Karl in 2009.

Mrs. Karl graduated from Canby Union High School in 1938. She taught special needs children for the state of Oregon’s pilot program called the “Child Training Center” in Oregon City. She was also a house mom for several fraternities at Oregon State University. She and her husband Chuck Karl lived in Woodburn and Wilsonville. They moved to Bend in 2012.

She is survived by sisters, Bernice Fisher, of Canby, Betty Williams, of Canby and Maxine Sturza, of Phoenix, Ariz brother, Al Hall, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Linda Huserik, of Bend; sons, Bill Kraxberger, of Woodburn, Stephen Kraxberger, of Beavercreek, and John Kraxberger, of Temecula, Calf.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held in the near future