KARL ANDREW WONDER 6/3/1959 - 2/4/2014 Passed peacefully away Feb. 4, 2014 @ 2:53 am at the home of his sister Cheryl (Wonder) Tipton in La Vergne,Tennessee, with her lovingly by his side. The oldest of 8 children, he was born June 3, 1959 in Fostoria, Ohio to Donald Eugene & Carolyn Sue (Bethel) Wonder. Being a native of Fostoria, Ohio, Karl joined the US Army and upon receiving 2 honorable discharges, attaining the rank of SGT, chose to spend most of his adult years in Barstow, California, becoming a much loved and well respected member of the community, making many lifelong friendships. Karl loved motorcycles, the mountains and his beloved Rottweiler Maxine "Max". After an extended battle with Cancer, Karl chose to spend his final days with his family at the home of his sister Cheryl (Wonder) Tipton in La Vergne, Tennessee. While at the home of his sister he was able to spend a week with his mother Mrs. Carolyn Wonder, and his sister Rebecca Wonder. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Eugene Wonder; brother, Donald Raymond Wonder; and a nephew, Spc. Russell Shane Hercules Jr. KIA in Afghanistan. Karl is survived by his mother, Mrs. Carolyn Wonder of Fostoria, OH., Brothers, John Wonder & Miles Wonder both of Fostoria, OH.; Sisters, Elizabeth "Beth" (Wonder) Pneuman of Camas, WA., Rebecca Wonder of Fostoria, OH., Cheryl (Wonder)Tipton of La Vergne, TN., and Carol (Wonder) Price of Bolivar, OH.; Son, William McBee of Chilicothe, OH. Karl was a beloved Son, big brother, friend to so many, and Uncle to 16 Nieces & Nephews, and 17 Great Nieces & Nephews. Karl was a wonderful and loving man who will always be cherished and missed by so many. Due to his final wishes to be cremated, arrangements for a final Memorial Service will be made by family at a later time. The family asks that donations be made in his honor to your local Hospice, The Wounded Warrior Foundation, and A Soldier's Child Birthday Foundation.
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Published in the Daily Press on Feb. 11, 2014