A service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point. Burial with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon Sunday until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Karch was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Arnott, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Smaglik) Karch. He attended Arnott schools and began working for his father at JJ Karch Dry Goods Store and later at the Arnott Creamery.
He was married to Mildred Gibbs on May 8, 1943, in Plover. They later divorced.
He entered the U.S. Army on June 26, 1944, and served in Italy during World War II. He was honorably discharged on June 20, 1946, and returned to the area. He began his career at Preway where he worked as a line supervisor until his retirement in 1983.
He was married to Mary Newby on March 3, 1978, in Stevens Point. She died in 2012.
They later moved to Apache Junction, Ariz., where they resided until her death.
Survivors include by four daughters, Kay (Fred) Molski, Wisconsin Rapids; Barb (Fred) Sankey, Plover, Lorraine (Harry) Glisczinski, Amherst Junction, and Debra (Jeff) Werachowski, Custer; one son, Robert (Cheri), Rosholt; one sister, Angeline Roszak; four stepchildren, Sherry (Ron) Peters, Mosinee, Jim (Patti) Newby, Plover, Cindy (Steve) Carr, Amherst Junction, and Paula (Jason) Wanta, Arnott; 28 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, five brothers and two stepgrandchildren.