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Karl A. Stutz

August 9, 1932 March 27, 2014
Karl A. Stutz
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Karl A. Stutz 81, of Elyria, OH and Ft. Myers Beach, Fl (formerly of Canton, OH) passed away Thursday March 27, 2014 at University Hospitals of Elyria following a short illness. He was born August 9, 1932 in canton, OH. Karl served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Business from The Ohio State University. Karl was the owner and operator of Trico Oxygen Co. in Elyria from 1980 until his retirement. He was a long time member of The American Welding Society; other memberships include Elyria Rotary, Elks (Past Exalted Ruler of Canton Elks Lodge # 68), Moose Lodge, American Legion, and VFW service Clubs. Serving the community in various capacities, Karl was a past President and Senator with the Canton Jaycees, and was a past Plain Township Trustee and Clerk. Karl dedicated his life to his family and his business. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and was an avid fan and alumni of The Ohio State University. Survived by his daughter; Sharon A. Stutz of Huntington Twp., OH, his son and daughter in law Kevin K. and Darlene Stutz of Grafton, OH, and his granddaughter; Holly Stutz. Karl was preceded in death by his wife of fifty six years; Patricia A. (nee: Koch), his parents Fritz and Lena (nee: Steinbacg) Stutz. Family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Monday March 31, 2014 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria. The family will also receive friends from 4-7 PM Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Arnold Funeral Home 1517 N. Market St. Canton and one hour prior to services Wednesday (10-11:00 AM) Funeral services are Wednesday 11:00 AM at Arnold Funeral Home with Dr. Don Baird officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Canton with military honors. Memorial contributions in Karl's memory can be sent to VFW Post #1079, 500 Abbe Rd. Elyria, OH 44035 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at


11:00 AM Wednesday April 2, 2014

Arnold Funeral Home 1517 N. Market St. Canton, Ohio


Elyria: 4-8 PM Monday March 31, 2014 Canton: 4-7 PM Tuesday April 1, 2014 and from 10-11:00 AM Wednesday April 2, 2014

Elyria: Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chesntut Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio Canton: Arnold Funeral Home 1517 N. Market St. Canton, Ohio

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