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Garland, Texas

Jan 7, 1936 – Apr 5, 2012


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Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services Obituary

My beloved husband Karl passed away April 5, 2012, he was 76. He was survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, David and wife Laurie, Michael; daughter, Debbie; grandchildren, Adam, Jeremy, Rachel, Brooklyn and Jennifer; brothers in law, Al and Fred; sister in law, Helen; niece, Amy; and numerous...

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In memory of Karl, my cousin. Many cousins were in our family,but of all of them, Karl, Mel and I were closest in age. We laught together, enjoyed life together, cried together and loved together. I am the last of the three. I miss you, but it is possible, when I am gone, we will laugh, cry and be together again.


We feel so sad at the loss of Karl. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and thoughts. He fought so hard and we are so relieved to know he is no longer struggling. Bernice, we know how much you loved him and how well you cared for him. He was a lucky man!!
Olivia and Bob Sarasota Florida

There's so much that should be said at this time,but no words seem adequate.
Just hope you know you're being thought about and cared about... and hope you find special comfort in knowing that your husband and all he meant to you will remain in your heart for ever. Our deepest sympathy Love

I'm so sorry that I didn't get to make stuffed cabbage for you this year :-). You will always be remembered--I will miss your smile and wink when I walk in. We will take care of Bernice--she has already started telling stories about you!! I love you and miss you I always will.

It is so sad to lose someone so vibrant and lively as karl was when he was not ill. His spirit will live on in you, the kids,and the grandkids. We all appreciate the loving care you gave to him.
Warmest regards,
Suellen,, Bill, and Brian

Dear Bernice
In the 60 years that we know each other,I have never seen you happier than when you married Karl. You brought him to our house for the first time in Brentwood, NY and it was like two happy kids in love for the first time. We are so sorry that you lost him at an early age. But he will be in your heart forever. I will always be there for you. I miss you my dear friend. Hope we will see each other in person some day soon and not only on video. Our love will be forver.

Dear Bernice-
I know your heart is shattered with the loss of Karl, but he will always remain in the hearts of the Lenet family. As long as my children live the memories of Karl will remain alive and his story told.
He was a brother, uncle, father to me and I loved him with all my heart.
Joe, Tish, Adam, and Todd

Bernice and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Karl was a wonderful man, husband and father. Sorry we could not be there with you, but are there with you in spirit, sending love, hugs and prayers your way...Wendy & Mark, Tyler & Jake xoxo

Dearest Bernice, May your precious memories of your Karl bring you comfort. And may you feel God's closeness to you as your family and friends warm you in our circle of love for you, both. Cousin Len