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  • BECK'S GARDEN CHAPEL
  • 405 - 5th Ave. S
    Edmonds, Washington 98020
    January 28, 2012
    Begins at 3:00 pm
    Ends at :00

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  • BECK'S FUNERAL HOME
  • 405 Fifth Avenue S
    Edmonds, Washington 98020
    (425) 771-1234
    January 28, 2012
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  • TAHOMA NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • 18600 SE 240th Street
    Kent, Washington 98042
    January 30, 2012
    Begins at 12:30 pm
    Ends at :00

    Karl Stingl, Jr.
    July 17, 1922
    Eibenberg, Czechoslovakia
    January 20, 2012
    Seattle, Washington
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    Karl Stingl passed away peacefully January 20, 2012 with his wife, Sunny, by his side. Karl was born July 17, 1922 in Eibenberg, in the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Irma and Karl Stingl. Five years later his parents had his brother Rudi.

    In the midst of a depression in 1937, and sensing WWII on the horizon, Karl's parents sent him to live with his father's cousin in Bremerton, Washington. His little brother was too young to travel and remained at home. Karl spent three weeks traveling from Germany to Seattle, and worked off his passage once he arrived in Bremerton. Karl graduated from Bremerton High School in 1939.

    For Karl Stingl, skiing was a way of life. He began when he was a boy in Czechoslovakia and continued well into old age. He began competing in jumping and cross-country meets when he was just eleven years old. After arriving in Washington, his jumping abilities took him to the Snoqualmie Summit. The Norwegians of the Seattle Ski Club said they would give him a free membership if he could jump a certain distance. After Karl exceeded their expectations he competed under their banner. As a junior he won almost every race he entered. Behind the Ski Club hill there was a slalom course. Karl skied this hill on his jumping skis for a while, but soon his friends encouraged him to try out a pair of slalom skis. Soon he was a top competitor in Northwest alpine skiing and ski jumping. In 1942, Karl won first place ribbons in the jumping, slalom, downhill...

    In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund.


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