Karl Kenneth Keasler, 86

Karl Kenneth Keasler of Wilton, CT passed away on May 30, 2014 at Norwalk Hospital just two days shy of his 87th birthday. Karl was born June 1, 1927 in Omaha, IL. He was the son of Susie Patton and Karl Keasler.

Karl was raised, educated and married in Alton, IL. He married Shirley Rands on June 25, 1954 at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church. They resided in Alton, IL for 10 years, then moved to Summit, NJ before settling in Wilton, CT in July 1968.

Karl was in the Army Air Cadet reserve in WWII, classified as a navigator. He graduated from Shurtleff College in Alton, IL in 1954 and worked at Olin Corporation in financial management for 39 years.

Karl’s wife Shirley passed away in April 2013. Karl is survived by his two sons, Karl Andrew and Samuel Grant both of Wilton, CT; Samuel was his parents’ primary care giver in their later years. He is also survived by Andy’s wife, Karen, and their three children Karl William, Sarah Rands and Emily Alexander, as well as his sister-in-law, Sue Lynn Widdison of Phoenix, AZ and brother-in-law Harry Fessler of Godfrey, IL.

Services will be held in Illinois at a future date to be determined.

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, cards or donations that you offer an act of kindness in memory of both Karl and Shirley. The door was always open, the light was always on, and everyone was always welcome; we will miss them.

Please visit collins-funeral.com to leave condolences.