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Ronald Kelton Karge

August 11, 1940 — December 11, 2019

Mr. Ronald K. Karge, age 79, of Nanticoke, PA, passed away on Wednesday evening, December 11, 2019, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center with his loving family at his side.


Ron was born at home in Cherry Twp., Dushore, PA, on August 11, 1940, a son of the late Ralph John & Geraldine Lorena Crawford Karge. He attended Cherry Township High School.


He married the former Shirley Louise Shilkoski of Nanticoke, PA, on March 10, 1973, and they enjoyed almost 42 years of marriage before her passing on January 6, 2015.


Ron worked for the Greater Nanticoke School District for over 30 years.


He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed canning and making sauerkraut. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.


He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle and will be missed by all who knew him.



Two sons:

Stanley Karge                                                     Nanticoke, PA

Carl Karge                                                          Nanticoke, PA


Two daughters:

Kimberly (Arthur) Parsons                               Hunlock Creek, PA

Charlotte (John) Harrison                                 Mountain Top, PA


Four grandchildren:

Arthur Parsons

Nathan Parsons

Abby Harrison

Zachary Harrison


Great grandchildren:

Aaron Parsons

Taylor Parsons


Three sisters:

Vera E. Karge                                                     Dushore, PA

Nina L. Karge                                                     Dushore, PA

Lena I. Karge                                                      Montgomery, PA



Edward J. Shilkoski                                           Parsons, PA

Raymond McDonald                                         Dushore, PA



Becky Karge                                                       Mechanicsburg, PA

Ann Karge                                                          Clifton Springs, NY

Minnie Karge                                                     Binghamton, NY


and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Besides his wife and parents he was predeceased by a son, Ronald Karge in 1976; by three sisters: an infant Anita W. Karge, Rita M. Gilbert, of Forksville, PA; and Linda L. McDonald of Dushore, PA, and by five brothers: Melvin K. Karge of Conklin, NY, Alvin G. Karge of Clifton Springs, NY, Ivan. B. Karge of Mechanicsburg, PA., Cleon W. Karge, of Dushore, PA, and Leo E. Karge of Dushore, PA. He was also predeceased by brothers-in-law, Francis Shilkoski of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Joseph Gilbert of Forksville, PA, and by sisters-in-law:  Carol Shilkoski of Wilkes-Barre, PA and Dolores Karge of Dushore, PA.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 11:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614 with the Rev. Chris Long, officiating. Interment will follow in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, PA.


Family and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning, December 14, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at 11:30 A.M.


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Saturday, December 14, 2019

10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 14, 2019

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 14, 2019

12:30 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

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