|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1930|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 2012|
Ida Jean Karl, 82, passed away March 27, 2012.
Ida Jean was born on her family farm near Dearborn on January 21, 1930. Her parents were Otha Seckel (1892-1991) and Mary Elizabeth Sherwood (1884-1970).
She graduated from Dearborn High School in 1947 and attended Gards Business College in St. Joseph. After graduating, Ida Jean worked at a variety of businesses including Westab and Townsend & Wall.
Ida Jean was married to Bill Jenkins and lived in Indiana from 1953-1954. After his death she returned to the St. Joseph area.
Ida Jean married John (Bill) Karl on April 25, 1962. Together they operated the family farm.
Ida Jean loved to cook, travel and see new things. She took great pride in being self sufficient, independent and meeting life's tasks head-on. She possessed a dry sense of humor and loved a good practical joke. She enjoyed history and researching her family lineage. Ida Jean wasted little time and left this world a better place.
Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5-7 pm. A Rosary will follow at 7 pm.
Funeral Mass and graveside services will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 31 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Otha Allen Seckel (1892 - 1991)
Mary Elizabeth Sherwood Seckel (1884 - 1970)
John William Karl (1926 - 2008)
Anna B. Seckel Campbell (1919 - 2010)*
Infant Seckel (1921 - 1921)*
June Jewel Seckel Allen (1924 - 2015)*
Ida Jean Seckel Karl (1930 - 2012)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: A. Coats
Record added: Apr 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108861561