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Karl McKofke

September 22, 1940 March 11, 2019
Karl McKofke
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Karl McKofke, age 78 of Altus, Oklahoma and formerly of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus.

Karl was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 22, 1940 to his parents John Cliford McKofke and Mary (Hindinger) McKofke. He went to Catholic School in New York and shortly after high school Karl enlisted into to United States Marine Corps. Karl served his country during the Vietnam War from 1957 to 1961 and he received an honorable discharge. Karl lived in Moore, Oklahoma for many years where he worked as an Auto Assembler at the General Motors Plant in Oklahoma City. He retired with over 28 years with the company. Karl married Susie McKofke in Oklahoma City, they enjoyed many years of marriage together living in Moore, Oklahoma until her death in 2002. Later Karl met his best friend Ruby Crawford of Altus, Oklahoma. Karl moved to Altus where he enjoyed going to Happy Donut Shop and eating at Johnny' Restaurant. Karl attended the Altus First Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his shed with carpentry where he was a perfectionist with everything he would build for people. Of the many skills in carpentry, electronics, computer, and cell phones were great hobbies of Karl'. As a young man he was a delivery truck driver in New York City. There he learned to tie useful knots for delivery. Everything had to be organized and secure on the truck. He has been teased even an Oklahoma tornado couldn’t destroy his neatly tied and secure loads. It was amazing to see his tied loads. Karl liked to play the card game Skip Bo. He and Ruby played every evening for many years. Many times other couples would join them. He liked to play, but he loved to win!! Karl liked to listen to his Bose Radio. He listened to Altus stations. At times he would get so frustrated with the station. His love of music was classical. He enjoyed Beethoven and other classical artists. He loved animals, his dog and cat. He enjoyed feeding the birds. He and Ruby had fun trying to name all the bird visitors.

Preceded in death by his parents and his wife Susie McKofke; three brothers, Richard, twin brother, Eddie, and Bobby; and his sister Patty. Karl is survived by his best friend Ruby Crawford of Altus, Oklahoma; three sons, Douglas Duval and wife Sherri of Bristol, Connecticut; Richard Duval and wife Vickie of Mahopac, New York; and Ronald Rupe and wife Kay of Moore, Oklahoma; one sister, Delores McKofke of Mamaroneck, New York, Julia Duval the mother of his sons, four grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Godwill; Teresa and husband John; Jennifer and husband Rusty; and Scott; thirteen great grandchildren; his lifelong friend, Chester Mel of Bristol, Connecticut; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and many friends.

The family will greet friends at visitation from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel in Altus, Oklahoma.

Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by the United States Marine Corp.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, Altus.

Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the funeral service at 1:58 pm on Monday, March 18, 2019. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on Karl McKofke. There will be a blue tab that says "watch webcast" inviting you to join the web-cast.

To sign the online guest book and share memories with the family please visit www.Lowell-Tims.com


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Visitation

Sunday

17

Mar

2:00 PM 3/17/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/17/2019 4:00:00 PM
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home

1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521

Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
1100 East Tamarack Road Altus 73521 OK
United States

Funeral

Monday

18

Mar

2:00 PM 3/18/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel

1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521

Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road Altus 73521 OK
United States

Interment

Monday

18

Mar

Altus City Cemetery - Military Honors, U.S. Marine Corps

2400 Falcon Road
Altus, OK 73521

Altus City Cemetery - Military Honors, U.S. Marine Corps
2400 Falcon Road Altus 73521 OK
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