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
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.
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
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