Erwin C. Karow, 84

Erwin “Erv” “Jr.” C. Karow Jr., 84, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. He was born on May 1, 1928 to the late Erwin and Viola (nee Schossow).

He served in the United States Navy on the USS Leyte aircraft carrier and always looked forward to the annual Navy reunions. He was employed at Murphy Diesel for over 47 years. He enjoyed hunting and gardening.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Laurine (nee Gehrs); children, Erwin “Skip” (Colleen), Elizabeth “Liz” (Tom) Cardimona, Mary Kay (Brian) Seering, and Patricia “Pat” (Ben) Huffman; grandchildren, Brad and Melanie Karow, Leah Cardimona, Nikki (fiancé Ryan) Cardimona, Tess and Tina Seering, and Megan and Jacob Huffman; and brother, Keith (Ellen) Karow. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by an infant brother, Erwin, and sister, Carolann Johnson.

The memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with Deacon Mike Koebel presiding.

The visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 /