Karl W. Deshler
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.