Karl John Katzer, 69, passed away during his battle with multiple myeloma on January 4, 2022. He was born August 10,1952 in Garnett, Kansas to Walter and Irene Katzer. He graduated with the class of 1970 from Montrose High School in Montrose CO. Karl was among the last drafted into the US Army during Vietnam proudly serving his country in Europe.
After serving his country, Karl lived and worked in eastern Kansas, western Colorado, settling deep in the heart of Texas for the past 30 years (with a months long Panama ex-pat adventure) achieving a goal of coastal living most recently, while planning a move to the panhandle. He had a penchant for living in barndiminions, duck ranches, boat barns, and unusual houses.
Karl pursued a 'man of many trades' career; managing restaurants, a ski area, resorts, and assorted businesses. Karl enjoyed people, adventure, all things mechanical, backyard golf and backgammon tournaments, gardening, cooking and entertaining, thrift shopping, exploring the country in his RV, reading books, rope making, challenging all to be their best. He dabbled in restoring O'Keefe stoves, painting art, sewing machine repair, garment making, boat motors, carpentry, welding artwork, forging, chili cook-offs, piloting small aircraft. 'Do or do not; there is no try'
He is preceded by his parents and brother, W Dave Katzer.
He is survived by his brother, Damian Katzer (Barb); sisters, Juliana Bennett (George), Mary Katherine Katzer; Goddaughter, Nicolana Walsh; numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the Blue Wave Pavilion at the Rockport Beach.
Interment will be held at 1:00p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction, Colorado
Contributions to your favorite non profit.
Online condolences may be left at www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to:
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory
2003 W. Wheeler Ave.
Aransas Pass, Texas 78336