Obituary: Karl Minor Sr., founder of KWM Gutterman

Karl W. Minor Sr. (1939-2012)

Karl MinorFounder of KWM Gutterman, Inc., age 73, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on December 7, 2012 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Fla.

Born March 25, 1939 in Otwell, Ind., to the late Eva (Pulaski) and Alva Minor, he married Lois. M. Youngren on January 22, 1961. Karl served his country as an Army Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He was a life member of VFW Cantigny Post, and he served sixteen years as a village trustee of Rockdale, Illinois.

There in Rockdale, Ill., Karl founded the family business, KWM Gutterman, Inc. working side by side with his sons.

Wintering in Milton, Fla., with Lois for the past 10 years. An elite marathon runner, world record-holding hunter, and an avid fisherman, Karl strived for the best, leaving quite the legacy for his family.

Karl was preceded in death by his first-born son, Karl W. Minor, Jr. Survived by his loving wife, Lois; sons, Kenneth (Shelly) Minor and Keith (Lisa) Minor of Channahon, Ill.; grandchildren, Kendyl, Keith Jr., Kelly, Miranda, Nathan, Kinsey, Lindsey, and Kenneth Jr.; siblings, Helen, Norma, Alva, Dorothy, Linda, Janice, Dennis, Roger, Larry, Terry, Debbie, and Bobby (deceased) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held, Thursday December 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorials to the Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, 10074 Hillview Road, Pensacola, FL 32514 would be appreciated.

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