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Carl Allen Knarr
February 18, 1948 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Carl Allen Knarr, age 75, Jewell, KS resident, passed away June 30, 2023 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. Carl was born Feb 18th 1948 to Harold D and Ava L (Hogue) Knarr, the middle of 3 children. He graduated from Jewell High School in 1966. He attended Kansas Wesleyan University for two years and played football there. He then attended Kansas State University for one year. He was always helping out on the family farm and had a love of farming. In 1969, Carl joined the Kansas National Guard as a combat engineer for 6 years.
He married Marsha Jane (Dotson) Knarr on August 19, 1972. Carl had his home on the family farm 1 ½ miles North of the Wallace Cemetery in Jewell. He performed various jobs while working on the farm like raising sheep and crops. He custom cut alfalfa for a short time and mowed the Wallace Cemetery. Later on he worked for Calvin Bohnert on his farm while also continuing to farm on his family's property. Times were tough and in 1993 Carl left farming and moved to town to work for the City of Jewell. He was the City Superintendent for 22 years before he retired in 2015.
After retiring Carl kept busy. He got the opportunity to help Steve McIntyre during harvests and Jack Wilson with odd jobs and really enjoyed the opportunity to get back to farm work.
Carl was on the Jewell Volunteer Fire Department for many years while working at the city and always enjoyed helping others. He had a big heart and would always try to help others in the community if they were in need.
Wood working was always a passion of Carl’s. While farming and staying up late nights checking on lambs he made wood burning art. Later after moving to town he got a scroll saw and started making lots of ornaments and wall hangings. He enjoyed making various things and giving them away. He made wooden angels and would give them to family's who lost loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Grandparents and brother-in-law Galen D Thacker.
Carl is survived by his wife, Marsha; daughter Amanda J Strait and husband Brian Strait with his two grandchildren Brady J and Tia D of Concordia; a son Joel J Knarr of Junction City; Sister Karolen S Thacker and her daughter Angela [Josh] Davis; Sister Katheren L Goff husband Larry Goff and son Michael Simmelink.
Visitation will be Wednesday July 5, 2023 from 1pm – 6pm with the family receiving friends from 5pm – 6pm at Kleppinger Funeral Home, Jewell, KS.
Funeral Services will be Thursday July 6, 2023 at 10:30am at the Jewel Trinity Church with Pastor Jim Rice officiating.
Burial will follow at the Wallace Cemetery, Jewel, KS.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Jewell Trinity Church, Jewell, KS.
For online condolences, please visit kleppingerfuneralhome.com.