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Information for Charles Vernon Karn

24 November, 1897 - 15 October, 1974

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1974
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Charles V. Karn

    WILDER - Services for Charles Vernon Karn, 76, of Wilder, who died Tuesday in a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. J.J. Fleming, former pastor of the United Methodist Church at Wilder.
    Interment will be at Wilder Cemetery with graveside rites by Masonic Lodge No. 83 AF&AM, of Wilder.
    He was born on Nov. 24, 1897: in Britton, S.D., and moved with his parents to Salem, Ore., and. then to Wilder in 1912.  The family homesteaded in Wilder and he since had lived here. He joined the Army and served overseas during World War I.  He married Roma Pearl Cooper on March 15, 1922, in Caldwell, and they farmed near Wilder, until he retired in 1960.
    He also worked for the Wilder, Board of Control and the Owyhee Irrigation Project for several years.  Mrs. Karn died on March 10, 1970.  He married Laudena Hetrick on Jan. 19, 1971, in Grants Pass, Ore.
    He was a member of Golden Gate Baptist Church; charter member and past master of Wilder Lodge No. 83, AF&AM, from which he received his 50-year pin in April, 1970, and Was a 32nd degree Mason.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Marjorie Bushnell and Virginia, Maxwell Jr., both of Wilder; a son, Charles "Chuck" Karn Jr., Caldwell; two stepsons, Marvin and Ralph Hetrick, both of, Orovada,  Nev.; a stepdaughter, Berniece Berry, Fort Polk, La.;. three sisters, Hattie Vance, Marian Mills and Catherine Hetrick, all of Wilder; a brother, Edwin B. Karn, Boise; six grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

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