Carl O'Krakel

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Carl O'Krakel
September 2, 1933 - August 5, 2015
Carl O'Krakel, 81, of Caldwell, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at home,surrounded by his family, following a brief bout with cancer.
Carl was born in Walnut, Nebraska to George and Hazel O'Krakel. He graduated from Marsing in 1950 and he served in the US Army Airborne. He retired from Mercy Medical after 30 years. Carl enjoyed the outdoors and treasured his family and friends.
He has four brothers and one sister. He leaves a wife, Kay O'Krakel of 51 years of marriage, 2 sons, Hank (wife Sharla), Stan (wife Daniela) and daughter Sonya. They enjoy six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Carl was preceded by his parent and one brother.
No service has been planned per his wishes. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. Carl's family admired and loved him. He will be deeply missed.
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Aug. 8, 2015