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John Karnes

April 15, 1926 May 10, 2018
John Karnes
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Karnes, John H. "Jack" - Age 92, of Flint, died May 10, 2018. Private services will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements are being handled by Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. Jack was born April 15, 1926 in Gaylord the son of Frank and Grace (Ocam) Karnes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving in WWII. He married Eleanor Gelerak on July 11, 1953 in Flint; she preceded him in death September 13, 2017. He retired from the Flint Journal as a printer. Jack was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling. He had a fantastic sense of humor. Surviving are: nephew Lawrence Okopien of Rexton, MI; great-nephews, Steve (Vicki) Okopien of Birch Run, Scott (Tiffany) Okopien of Fenton; great-niece Kristin (Jeff) Wagenmaker of Twin Lake, MI; five great-great nephews and great-great niece, Alex, Joseph, Austin, Nick, Alexis, Jackson; Jack's family extends a special thank you to Independence Village of Frankenmuth for their incredible care for Jack, Becky Nichols of Michigan Premier Hospice, and Tim and Cathy Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and two brothers Bill and Robert. Tributes may be shared on the obituaries page of

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Great Lakes National Cemetery Final Resting Place

4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI 48442

4200 Belford Road Holly 48442 MI
United States

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