KARL V. THEISS, 87, of Winter Garden, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 24, 2016. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Fernley “Verne” and Beatrice Theiss on July 20, 1928. In 1941, his family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where his family started a business. As a young teen, he worked in his father’s grocery store until he entered the U.S. Army in 1950 and proudly served in the Korean War. Upon discharge from the military, he came back home to San Antonio and opened a hardware store.
In 1958, he moved his young family to Winter Park, Florida, to develop, own and manage a Mobile Home Park, until he sold the business and retire in 1986. He was a member of Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin.
He is survived by his loving family, sons, Mark (Joy) Theiss, of Windermere, Florida, and Paul (Suzanne) Theiss, of Parrish, Florida; and daughter, Karla Carson (Scott), of Clermont, Florida; grandchildren, Jennifer Veronee (Billy) of Apopka, Florida, Phillip Theiss, of Orlando, and Connor Carson, of Clermont; brother-in-law, Edward Thiele, of Houston, Texas; and cousins, Marian DuPont and Deanna Duke (Ken), of Rainbow City, Alabama; six great-grandchildren; and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, JoAnn Theiss.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016. Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home in Winter Garden will conduct a viewing for family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016. Interment will follow the services at Highland Memory Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. baldwinfairchild.com.