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St. John Cemetery - Fults, IL
Tuesday February 26th, 2019
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

First Baptist Church - Waterloo
Wednesday February 27th, 2019

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Roger M. Karn

Roger M. Karn, 80, of Waterloo, IL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior February 24, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. He was born June 19, 1938, in Farmer City, IL.

He is survived by his stepdaughter Deborah E. Thompson; stepsons Martin T. (Kimberly) Boland, Jeffery W. (Beth) Boland, & Phillip M. Boland; numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren; & brother Dan Karn. 

He is preceded in death by his wife Veronica I. (nee Gillam) Karn; parents Rev. Robert and Ruby Karn; two brothers David C. Karn of Dupo, IL and Grant Karn of Wright City, MO.
Roger was a retired locomotive engineer for Union Pacific Railroad at Dupo, IL. A US Navy Veteran. Member of Masonic Lodge #474, Scottish Rite and Shriners. Beloved member of First Baptist Church - Waterloo, IL.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
1st Baptist Church - Waterloo

4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM until time of service Wednesday at First Baptist Church

11 AM Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Steve Neill officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Roger was a great person, I worked with him at Weir, he was always smiling, he will be missed

Co-worker Feb 28 2019 12:00 AM

Roger was my grandparents next door neighbor and ever since I can remember as a child he would always come over and talk and help me get better at playing baseball along with my grandfather. He always had something funny to say and as I got older and we could talk for hours he was a talker. He was always a kind person and would check in on my grandparents knowing their health issues. Roger will be missed by our family.

Robert Maul Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy. I worked many days and nights with Roger on the railroad. He brought a lot of laughter and fun to the job. I always liked working with him. I will miss the telephone calls he and I made to each other since our retirement. He was a good man and friend. Sincerely, Kenny Bradshaw

Kenneth Bradshaw Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Karn

Amy Glessner-Miller Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM

Roger was enjoyable to work with on the railroad and I always looked forward to getting out with him. And always enjoyed seeing him after we both retired. Prince of a fellow
R.I.P. Uncle Roger as he was commonly known.

/s/Norbert Shacklette

Norbert Shacklette Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Harvester Christian Church on February 26, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences are with you all. Roger was my parents next door neighbor and was a wonderful person. Roger was always looking out for my parents after my father fell ill. He was always so upbeat and always had a funny story to tell. He will be deeply missed.

Beth Klube Maul Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM

A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent on February 25, 2019

With deepest sympathy. Gary and Sue York

Expression of Sympathy Feb 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Karn

Lisa Hahne Feb 25 2019 12:00 AM