Karl John Almo, 51, passed away July 9 at his home in Ada, OK.
He will be remembered for his quirky sense of humor and his love of fly fishing.
Karl was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 19, 1964 to John and Audrey Almo.
He is preceded in death by his wife Randi Sue (Price) and his father John Allen Almo. Karl is survived by his mother Audrey Almo of Minneapolis and Caledonia, MN; sisters Kirsten Almo (Larry Beck), Tenely Smith (Stuart), and Maren Chiu (Michael); Grandmother Ragnhild St. Mary; beloved inlaws; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Karl was a 1982 graduate of Marshall U High School in Minneapolis, MN. Following high school, Karl attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern Illinois, receiving his MFA. His love of sculpture took him to New Mexico where he worked for the Shidoni Foundry. From there, he moved to Norman, Oklahoma, helping to develop a new foundry and gallery at The Crucible. While in Norman, he met his future wife, Randi, with whom he eventually moved to Ada, OK.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Tues., August 23rd at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Visitation will be from10:30-11 am Tues at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery and a luncheon will follow in St. Mary's Holy Family Hall.
“Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don't know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them - we can love completely without complete understanding.”
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories