Earl King

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Earl King
Earl King, 81, formally of Racine, late of Greenfield passed away peacefully on November 2, 2013 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Binghamton, New York the son of the late Earl King & Clara (Kleinschmidt) King. Earl was employed with a number of employers over the years, but his true passion was the Fire Department. He started his firefighting career in Racine from 1957 to 1968. After leaving the Racine Fire Dept. he was hired on the Greenfield Department in 1968 as Captain, then was promoted in 1971 to Assistant Chief. In 1974 Earl moved to the Greendale Department where he was hired as Fire Chief retaining this position until his retirement in 1987. Earl enjoyed woodworking and was known for making numerous beautiful pieces. He was on the church council at Epiphany Lutheran Church and St Jacobi for several years. Earl enjoyed Bible study and taught Bible class at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home for 15 years. He also enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, WWII movies, and maintaining a beautiful yard. Most of all Earl found his greatest enjoyment spending time with his family. Earl was a longtime member of St. Jacobi Church, WELS in Greenfield for the past 43 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy for four years. Earl is survived by his wife Jeanette of 61 years. Daughters, Cynthia (John) Nicholson, Pamela (Frank) Kafka, Stephanie King and also survived by seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers and sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends along with fellow fire- fighters, in the Racine and Milwaukee area. Earl's funeral service will be held at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, 8605 W. Forest Home Ave. Greenfield, on Thursday November 7th, 2013 at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held at church on Thursday from 5 p.m. until service time at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Earl in a special way may direct memorials to St. Jacobi's Lutheran Church. Earl will be laid to rest with full military honors at West Lawn Memorial Park on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Please meet at the cemetery entrance. Online condolences may be expressed at www. sturinofuneralhome.com Sturino Funeral Home 3014 Northwestern Ave. Racine, WI 53404 (262) 632-4479 www.sturinofuneralhome.com

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Racine, WI 53404
(262) 632-4479
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Nov. 5, 2013
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