Earl Dayton Karickhoff, 89, of Volga, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1923, at Volga, a son of the late Warrick and Maggie Lantz Karickhoff.
On Nov. 19, 1960, he married Verna Violet Powers, who preceded him in death March 25, 2011.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Audrey Kincaid, Roxie Simons, Virginia Keller, Elsie Crider and Snowdear Ward.
He is survived by two sons, Earl Wayne Karickhoff and wife, Cindy, and Kenneth mark Karickhoff and wife, Sherri, all of Volga; one grandson, Kenneth Cole Karickhoff of Volga; one granddaughter, Karson Grace Karickhoff of Volga; three sisters, Tula Curkendale and husband, Ron, Oneita Powers and Deloris Smith, all of Volga; special brother, Donnie Kincaid and wife, Susie, of Buckhannon; and several nieces, nephews and numerous friends and acquaintances.
Mr. Karickhoff was a retired coal miner and a Methodist by faith. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and especially loved his grandchildren with all of his heart. He had a wonderful life and leaves us with a lifetime of memories.
Friends will be received Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Streets officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hodgesville.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.