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Nov. 16, 1921 - Nov. 7, 2017 MIDWEST CITY Alfred Frank Karner, 95, departed this earth and triumphantly entered Heaven on 7 Nov. 2017, joining his beloved wife, Selma. Alfred, lovingly known as "Al," was born near Coyle, OK, the eldest of five sons born to Frank and Esther Karner. Alfred possessed a wide variety of skills and hobbies, including an active interest in early day radio. In his youth, he loved to listen to the various crystal sets that he built. As tube-type radio evolved, he expanded this hobby to include television building and servicing. Al worked in the aircraft industry in California prior to WWII. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during WWII in the China-Burma-India Theater. Returning from WWII, Al found employment at Tinker Air Force Base, where he served in numerous aircraft electrician and supervisory roles until his retirement in 1984. Al married Miss Selma Fruendt in 1951. This union was blessed with two children, Carl Karner and Jane (Karner) Engebretson. Al was a dedicated member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Midwest City, where he faithfully served his Savior in a wide variety of offices and assignments.Those who knew Al knew him to be a kind, even-tempered gentleman who genuinely loved people. During their married years, he and Selma traveled extensively throughout the U.S. Al's lifelong interests were golfing and gardening. He earned certification as a Master Gardener from OSU, and he participated annually in Good Shepherd Lutheran School's golf tournament. Alfred is survived by son, Carl Karner & wife Karen, Oklahoma City; daughter, Jane Engebretson & husband Gary, Plano, TX; grandchildren, Amber Hasbrook & husband Clayton, Edmond, OK; Tyler Engebretson & wife Ashley, Dallas, TX; Michael Karner, Tulsa, OK; and Jennifer Karner, Oklahoma City. He is survived also by great-grandchildren, Davis Hasbrook, Kellen Hasbrook, Carson Hasbrook, Edmond, OK; and Emma Engebretson, Dallas, TX. Additionally, Al is survived by three brothers, the Rev. Roy Karner (Ret.), Chanhausen, MN; Harold Karner, Fort Worth, TX; and Franklin Karner, Midwest City, OK. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Esther (Schultz) Karner; and brother, Walter Karner. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 700 N. Air Depot, Midwest City, OK. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home in Del City, OK. To leave condolences, please visit www.eisenhourfuneral.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 10, 2017
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