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Thomas A. Karl

July 10, 1962 April 8, 2009
Thomas A. Karl
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PEORIA-Thomas Arthur Karl, 46, of Peoria, died at 4:18 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at home. He was born July 10, 1962, in Peoria to James G. and Shirley A. Egan Karl. He was preceded in death by his father, James G. Karl and brother, Stuart J. Karl. He is survived by his mother, Shirley A. Karl of Peoria and his nine brothers and five sisters; Mary Ann (John) Darling, Gary M. (Margie) Karl, Greg L. Karl, Theresa A. (Ron) Davis, Christine A. (Rick) Stecher, Anna E. (Daniel) Plaag, John W. (Karen) Karl, James A. (Linda) Karl, his twin brother, Tim E. (Sandy) Karl, Dennis M. (Judy) Karl all of Peoria, Dian A. (Tom) Nielsen of Somonauk, IL, Bernard C. (Connie) Karl, Charles F. (Julie) Karl, Tony J. (Marge) Karl all of Fairbanks, Alaska, and fifty-five nieces and nephews. Tom attended Thomas Jefferson School, Peoria Central HS (80) and Illinois Central College. Tom, with his brothers, Tim & Greg owned and operated Karl Bros, Inc., in Peoria, IL and in Fairbanks, Alaska. While living in Fairbanks, Tom managed fuel distribution for State Agencies and also controlled the mechanical and construction side of KBI. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at St. Ann Church with Rev. Terry Cassidy officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2009 with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Additional visitation will be one half hour before the mass at the church. A gathering meal will be held at St. Ann’s Church Hall following the services. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of ashes will be at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Illinois Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Ann Church, or a charity of your choosing. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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