In Memory: Karl Michler

In Memory: Karl Michler

Karl Winfield Michler died Monday October 25 at the age of 101. Karl, born on June 5, 1920 to Louis Alexander Michler and Carrie White Duncan Michler, grew up on Maxwell Street next door to the family greenhouse business. In Karl’s senior year as a Horticulture student at UK, he was drafted into the US Army where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant as a medic in the 170th General Hospital Unit. He met USO Volunteer Jean Vogt, and the two later married and raised a family while operating the family florist business. He was president of the Kentucky Florist Association and District Representative for FTD, traveling the state to meet florists across the Bluegrass. Karl was preceded in death by his loving wife of 75 years, Jean Vogt Michler, though the two enjoyed many years of post-retirement travel together.