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Karl Reno, 79, of Centertown, Kentucky, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Karl was born July 22, 1937 in Niagara Falls, New York. He moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1985 and opened Reno's Pizzeria with his son, Michael D. Reno.
Karl was an operating engineer for Local 463, the owner of R & C Collision, and a partner in the Morning Star Construction Company.
He was a big car enthusiast and an avid fan of automobiles. He participated in drag racing, hydroplane racing, and was involved with the National Hydroplane Racing Association.
Everyone loved Karl for his wonderful sense of humor, his passion for life, and his devout love for his family.
Karl is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine Bielec Reno; one son, Michael and wife Teresa Reno, of Bowling Green; grandchildren Michael S. Reno of California, Malloreah Fields and husband Derek of Richardsville, Joe Reno, and Madilyn Reno of Bowling Green; great-grandchildren, Mattix and Clayton Fields of Richardsville; sister, Jenny Reno Veillette; and brother, David M. Reno of Florida.
Karl is preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Virginia Reno; and his brother, Harold Reno of Niagara Falls, New York; and one grandson, Sean Elliot Reno.
Cremation was chosen by the family and performed by the staff of Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford, Kentucky. Family and friends are invited to participate in a memorial service for Karl Friday, July 14th at 4 PM at Smallhouse Church, 350 Smallhouse Road, Centertown, KY 42328. A small meal and fellowship will also take place at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to Smallhouse Church, 350 Smallhouse Road, Centertown, KY 42328.
Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mr. Reno by visiting MillerSchapmire.com.
Published on  July 11, 2017
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