Mary Jean Karll of Marthasville, Missouri passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at the age of 66.
She is survived by husband, David Karll; 8 children: Jamie Karll, Nathaniel (Erin) Karll, Jeremiah (Jacinda) Karll all of Marthasville; Justin (Vicki) Karll of Washington, Melanie (Matthew) Blaser of Union, Ashley (Shane) Czuchna of Marthasville, Veronica (David) Furlong of St. Charles, and Angelica (Justin) Orf of Marthasville; 31 grandchildren, Courtney, Wesley, Faith, Grace, Olivia, Kaylee, Isabelle, Isaac, Samantha, Joseph, Zachary, Jonathan, Xavior, Holley, Alison, June, Abigail, Blake, Cameron, Charlotte, Jazmine, Isabella, Sophia, Leo, Dylan, Holden, Madison, Ethan, Lillian, Landon, and Waylon; 11 siblings, Barbara Dunnermann, Alice (Clarence) Roseman, Judy Finley, Jon E Boettler, Diana Brush, Mike (Marion) Strunk, Barbara Strunk, Warren (Kathy) Strunk, Terry (Claire) Strunk, Marcia Dreisward, Susan (Mel) Burkemper; 5 siblings-in-law, Sue (Floyd) Wortman, Kathleen (Allen) Mueller, Jim (Cheryl) Karll, Frank (Mary) Karll, and Mary (Dan) Peters; many other relatives and friends.
Mary Jean was born April 9, 1955 in Troy, Missouri; daughter of the late Aloysius John Strunk and wife, Mariam Golterman Strunk. She was married April 29, 1972 to David Karll at
Assumption Church in O’Fallon, Missouri. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in New Melle; where she often volunteered. She worked as a secretary and P.S.R. teacher at Immaculate Conception Church in Union, Missouri. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella- I.C. branch. Mary was very strong in her Catholic faith.
There's not a soul that Mary met that wasn't impacted by her love and generosity. She was insanely talented and her Faith in the Lord was unparalleled. In the coming days, weeks, months and years we will try to mimic her love for her family and God to help us get through this incredibly hard time. We're not sure yet how we'll make it through without our rock, our cornerstone, but we will persevere just as our strong Momma always taught us. You are so deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
She enjoyed making rosaries, writing poetry, and calligraphy. She was very artistic, a seamstress, master baker and a floral designer.
She was preceded in death by one son, Leo Aloysius, parents-in-law, Lambert and Florence Karll, and brother, Mark Strunk.
Visitation: Wednesday, June 23, 4-8 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, New Melle, MO. Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 24, 10 a.m. with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials requested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Immaculate Heart Flower Fund, or Masses.