Karl W. Deshler

November 26, 1918 - December 15, 2008

11/26/1918 - 12/15/2008

Past Services

Wednesday December 17, 2008
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
Thursday December 18, 2008
Columbiana County Memorial Park
16078 Irish Ridge Road
East Liverpool, OH 43920
330-385-2190 | Directions
Thursday December 18, 2008
11:00 am
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions

Obituary for:
Karl W. Deshler
Age: 90

Karl W. Deshler, 90 of State Route 170, Calcutta, OH died at the Calcutta Health Care on Monday, December 15, 2008 following a brief illness. He was born on November 26, 1918, a son of the late Arthur W. and Malinda Hoff Deshler.

Living his entire life in this area, he worked as the manager of the melt shop at Crucible Steel for 33 years, before his retirement in 1975. Mr. Deshler graduated from East Liverpool High School, was a member of the American Legion Post 374, a member of the Riddle Masonic Lodge # 315, East Liverpool Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville, Osiris Shriners, and the Eleventh Armored Division Association. During World War II, he served in the US Army with Patton’s Third Army, Eleventh Armored Division, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star.

His wife, Lucille Hogue Deshler, at home; two sons: Jack Deshler of LaQuinta, CA and Jim Deshler of Dublin, CA survive him.

Besides his parents, four brothers: Floyd, Ralph, Paul and Gordon Deshler as well as a grandson, David Deshler preceded him in death.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Walt Weaver of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church officiating. The Tri-State Burial Group will accord military honors following the service.

Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Wednesday, today, December 17, 2008 from 5-8PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of East Liverpool.

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Stephen Deshler
8 years ago

All my thoughts are with Jack and Jim and Aunt Lucille. Karl was a great guy and I know he will be missed. Some of my best childhood memories are of visiting the family in East Liverpool. Karl really treated us kids well and made us feel at home. Weather has prevented me from making the trip but I will be thinking of you all on Thursday.

Barbara Fischer
8 years ago

Dear Jack,

Tom had shared with me today that your father had passed away. I just wanted to let you know how sorry we were to hear of your families loss. I’m sure if your Dad is anything like you, he was a great guy.

Your in my families thoughts and prayers.


Barb and Harry Fischer

Kathy & Jerry Mercola
8 years ago

Dear Lucille, Jack and Jim,

So sorry to get Jack’s message Monday of Karl’s passing. We will all miss his smile, laughter and great stories. Heaven sure is getting a treat this year with his arrival. Wish we could be there to deliver hugs in person. Know that our prayers and love are with you.

Matt Deshler
8 years ago

God bless you Uncle Karl. Lauren, Alex and Karen truly enjoyed spending time with you on our way east. They both thought you sounded just like Granpa Pete. I know you were one of Dad’s favorite people and it was easy to see why. Aunt Lucille we will keep you in our prayers.


Matt Deshler

Liz Deshler Kennedy
8 years ago

Hi, Aunt Lucille, Jimmy and Jack – We are thinking of all of you and sending prayers your way. We have one more star in heaven and another person to watch over us. Uncle Karl was a great man and will be missed. The weather keeps me from coming, Aunt Lucille. I am so sorry to miss the funeral. Take care! Love, Liz, Tim, Patrick and Peter

Ronald C Rohrbaugh
8 years ago

Karl,a man I admired,

you were a well liked and respected Crucible supervisor I had the privilage of working with.

Your wife Lucille and my mother Genevieve Rohrbaugh are cousins.

this made you a special person to me along with all of your oiher kind human qualities.

I always enjoyed the meetings and conversations we had.

I know you are now resting in the arms of the LORD.

Rest in peace.


Mary E. Davis
8 years ago

Lucille and family- You have our deepest sympathy. Mom and I both were unable to come to calling hours as Mom is with me and has Cancer. We have thought of you folks so often and wondered how you were. So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family.

Mary Elaine Ketchum Davis and

Mary Laughlin Ketchum Howard

Steve Asmann
8 years ago

Lucille, Jack and Jim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Steve, Janis and Family

Sandi Bohner
8 years ago

Lucille, Jim and Jack. My thoughts are with you. I will miss Karl so very, very much.All my love!!


Darlynn McCartney
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember when Chuck and I would go back to Ohio to see my family. We always enjoyed our visits with you and Karl. I can still hear Karl and my Charlie laughing. Now they can visit until we are all together again with our Lord.

I love you,

Darlynn Bouscher McCartney

children, Jennifer and Matthew

Adrian&Denise Cunningham
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Adrian<- - my husband, was a son of Genevieve Cunningham. He remembers Karl and sends our love.

8 years ago


Harold Sandahl
8 years ago

to a man who stood far above his peers and held the light so all could see our way though as he shard his wisdom to guide many to a safe heaven you will be so missed by that you have touch . we love you so much

Tom Case
8 years ago

We have lost a great Father, a great Husband to Jack and Jim’s Mom, a great American who fought in battle for this country and other nations freedom and a great man. And many others have lost a dear friend.

Karl is in heaven now with David and my Ryan. This is not only the time for us to grieve his death but itâÄôs our time to celebrate his life. LetâÄôs all think back and remember how Karl Deshler touched our lives. How he made us laugh and how truly good Karl was as a person. This is not only the moment for us to shed our tears but we should all be thankful that we were given the chance to have known a man named Karl.

My Prayers are with you this week and always…

– Junior