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Karl L. Gorsuch, 88, Kimmell, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse.
He was born Sept. 8, 1929, the son of Dale and Almeda (Reeve) Gorsuch at home in Kimmell.
On Sept. 15, 1948, he married Mary Jane Robinson, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Jim Gorsuch, Kimmell, Sally (Don) Strouse, Goshen, Randy (Linda) Gorsuch, Wawaka, and Pam (Dave) Alles, Ligonier; seven grandchildren, Tim Strouse, Jim Strouse, Wes (Chelsea) Gorsuch, Christy (Joel) Kempson, Alex (Emily) Gorsuch, Doug Alles, and Ty (Kirstin) Alles; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Lois Replogle, Kimmell.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill Gorsuch and Roy Dean Gorsuch.
Karl was a master gardener, an awesome cook and a talented woodworker who loved to fish. He was also a member of Kimmell United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir.
Karl retired from CSX Railroad after 41 years of working on the railroad and enjoyed traveling in his retirement. Above all, Karl was a devoted family man who loved and was loved by all.
A funeral service in Karl's honor is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. Pastor Stuart Mutzfield will officiate.
Burial will follow at Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. prior to the funeral service Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Goshen Home Care & Hospice, 200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 26, 2017
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