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David E. Karns

October 24, 1939 ~ July 7, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

David E. Karns, 81, of Oil City, PA. , died Wednesday July 7, 2021 at UPMC - Northwest in Seneca after a period of declining health.

Born Oct. 24, 1939 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Earl H. & Elizabeth Burneisen Karns.

Dave attended Oil City Schools.

He went to work as an apprentice plumber starting with the union, worked for Eckerts Plumbing for 38 years and went on to start his own business and ran DK's Plumbing for many years. Dave was a master plumber and received his 65 year pin. He was a member of Local #47.

Dave married the former Mary Lou Brumbaugh on July 18, 1959 in the Calvary United Methodist Church and she survives.

Dave was a member of the Eagle's Club, and enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting and fishing.

He enjoyed working and was always tinkering around on various projects.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and also attended the Reno United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children

David Allen Karns & his wife Deborah of Franklin

Kevin Lee Karns of Oil City

Traci Lynn Berry & her husband Moe of Oil City

6 grandchildren

Dustin Karns & his fiance Dani King, Sheena Griffin & her husband Michael

Tayler, Tanner and Tifany Berry and Landin Karns

as well as 4 great grandchildren

Dave is also survived by one sister

LaVonne Hutchinson of Oil City

one brother

Fred Karns of Cooperstown

and many nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters

Grace Elizabeth Malys and Carol Urey

Friends will be received from 2-4 and from 6-8 P.M. Sunday in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 A.M. in the Funeral Home with Rev. Cindy Weber, retired Methodist minister presiding.

Interment will be in Lamey Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Venango VNA Foundation 491 Allegheny Blvd. Franklin, PA. 16323

Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
July 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Visitation
Sunday
July 11, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Service
Monday
July 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

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