Karl Ray Case, age 88, of Kenosha, passed away on January 17th, 2023, at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie. He was born on July 29th, 1934, to the late Harold and Myrtie (Packard) Case in Crandon, Wisconsin.
In 1953 he graduated from Crandon High School where he excelled in football and basketball; which was his passion. He studied at Stevens Point for a year before he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Alaska for 4 years as an airplane mechanic. When he was discharged, he moved to Kenosha and worked at American Motors until his retirement.
Karl loved Ireland and made several trips there. He enjoyed watching sports and back in the day, he would go to Packer games with his two brothers Bob and Jim, whom he missed dearly and spoke of often.
Karl is survived by his twin sister Karol Gehrke, nieces: Marsheela Beaster, Dara (Mark) Willkomm, Debbie Gehrke, and Jenny Gehrke, grand niece Crystal Case, and grandnephews: Kody (Bryana) Willkomm and Braden Willkomm. He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Myrthlee Johnson, Garland “Jim” Case, Bobbyjack Case, Marie Webb, Harold “Buzz” Case.
Karl would like to thank his niece Debbie for making sure he was very well taken care of in his final days. Towards the end, she became his voice and made sure all his wishes were filled.
The family would like to thank Tracy Weis and staff at Hospice Alliance in Kenosha. He was only there one day, but Tracy and the staff made a huge impact on Karl’s care and comforted the family. A big thank you to Karl’s special friend Leon Smiegowski for all he did for Karl, he was a true friend.
Services for Karl with full military honors will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery (21731 Spring St. Union Grove) on Friday, January 27th at 9 A.M. in the outdoor committal shelter.
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Stephen P. Casey, Owner/Funeral Director
Thoughts for Karl Ray Case;
Kelly Case says:
Rest in Peace Uncle Cub, you were one of a kind and will be sorely missed.
Teresa Barton (Case) says:
Uncle Cub, didn’t know you very well but rest in peace. Hope my daddy greeted you as well as all your brothers and sisters. Condolences to the rest of your family.
Rest in peace Uncle Cub, I’m sure Mom, Aunt Marie and Uncle Buzz are happy to see you again
Tom & Irene Guinan says:
Sincere condolences to the family of Karl Case on his passing. We in Ireland had the privilege of having his company on many occasions. It was a privilege visiting him in September 2022. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Tom & Irene Guinan
Dara Willkomm says:
He spke of his trips all the time and the great people he became friends with…thank you for your kind words
Dara Willkomm says:
He spoke of his trips all the time and the great people he became friends with…thank you for your kind words
Karol Reszczynski says:
Uncle Cub bought me my first bike! He was a caring person and I loved him. As the years went by, I did see him much. But, he provided fun, jokes, and always called me Punk. God bless him!
Kitty Case says:
I guess I’m Uncle Cubbie’s forgotten niece. We spoke on the phone sometimes, and I missed him as I do all my family. So sorry I couldn’t be there! Rest in well-deserved peace, Uncle Cub!