Donald F. Karius, 90
Donald F. Karius, 90, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. He was raised in Slinger and graduated from Slinger High School Class of ’47. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was active in the Slinger VFW Post where he was a former Commander. Don was the “brat cooker” at the Slinger VFW Brat Fry and Corn Roast. He was a member of Slinger Advancement Association and St. Peter Parish, where he sang in the choir for more than 70 years. Don loved dancing and playing cards, especially sheepshead.
He is survived by his children, Susan “Susie,” Daniel P. (Margaret), Michael A. “Pudge” (Mary T.), and Henry P. “Hank” Karius; special friend, Loretta Laackas; grandchildren, Eric, Sara (Matthew) Schneider, Dana (Benjamin) Trevino, Michael R. and Richard D. Karius; greatgrandchildren, Cassie, Ruby, Grace, Noah, Eli and Easton; and special cousin, Pat Johnson. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Don is preceded in death by his parents and sister Florence (Allen) Kohl.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086) with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. The visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 3-5:45 p.m. Private interment will take place at (new) St. Peter Cemetery.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.