Karl Otto Armbruster
Karl Otto Armbruster

October 2, 1933 - June 26, 2016
Born in Canal Winchester, OH
Resided in Milford, OH


Karl Otto Armbruster died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday June 26 at SEM Haven in Milford, Ohio, at the age of 82.

Karl was born in Canal Winchester, Ohio, on October 2, 1933, to Herman and Lillian Armbruster. He attended Madeira High School, where he lettered in track, football, and basketball and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Xavier University, and worked as a systems analyst at General Electric. He loved the outdoors, gardening, and animals, and later in life enjoyed golfing and sailing and became an amateur videographer. Friends and family counted on his kindness, charm, sense of humor and unconditional support.

Karl is survived by his wife, Carol (nee Moorman), his brother Don (Sandy) Armbruster, his daughters Karla Armbruster (Peter Coogan), Kristin Smith (Darren), and Kathryn Haigh, and his grandchildren Madeleine and Ryan Haigh, Spencer and Cameron Smith, Lila Armbruster, and Lucinda Coogan. He is preceded in death by his sister Betty Lou McKinney, her husband Tom, and their son Patrick.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, at Good Shepherd Church, 8815 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati OH 45249 from 10:30 am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon.

Memorial donations may be made to SEM Haven, 225 Cleveland Avenue, Milford, OH 45150 or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3949 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45223.




Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8815 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Thursday, June 30, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8815 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Thursday, June 30, 2016
12:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
11000 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Section: 28
Lot: 289
Thursday, June 30, 2016


ASPCA Cincinnati
3949 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH US 45223
SEM Haven, Memorials
225 Cleveland Avenue
Milford, OH US 45150