Karl Fredrick Jaeger, age 52, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Karl Jaeger was born in Saline, Michigan, and along with his brother David, was raised in Detroit by his mother Joyce and grandparents Syd and Dorothy Merryweather. The family moved to Cleveland Ohio, where Karl attended Olmsted Falls HS. He moved to Atlanta in the late 1980's and worked as an auto mechanic. He and Elizabeth met in 1991 at a Braves baseball game and were married in 1993. Karl was able to achieve his dreams of owning and operating an auto repair shop when he purchased first Killian Hill Service Center in Lilburn and then Medlock Gulf in Decatur. His many other interests, apart from his family, were real estate investing, growing his business, traveling, and spending time with friends. Karl and Elizabeth have two boys: Alex, aged 15, and Sammy, age 10. They both attend Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, where Karl was an active supporter of the football team. In additional to Elizabeth and boys, he is survived by his mother, Joyce Merryweather Smith and husband, James of Ft. Myers, FL; brothers, David Jaeger and wife, Tina of Columbia Station, OH, Charles Jaeger of Ann Arbor, MI, and Christopher Jaeger of Michigan. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Karl to The Providence Fund, 4575 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lilburn, GA 30047. www.providencechristianacademy.org/Karl . Online condolences can be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Elizabeth, you, your boys and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I send you love and my heartfelt deepest sympathy. x

  2. So sad to hear this, and sorry for your loss.
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon them.
    May they rest in peace.

  3. Praying for comfort for all of his family during this time. So very, very sorry to hear this news. Prayers and love going out to all of Karl’s family and friends.

  4. What a great addition to heaven Karl will be! What a great loss our neighborhood has suffered! He was a super guy . Words are inadequate in expressing my sadness for you and boys.
    Love, Jan

  5. So sad to hear this and am so, so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you, the boys and your entire family.

  6. We are devastated at your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    “May God Keep You In The Hollow Of His Hand.”
    Irish proverb.

  7. Liz, my heart aches for you and the boys. May God’s peace be with you. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.
    Anne, Charles and Casey

  8. Liz and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Karl’s passing! He will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness!

    If there is anything we can do to assist you in anyway, please don’t hesitate to call!

    With much love,
    Art & Linda Tippit

  9. Dear Elizabeth and family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Karl’s death. Please know our sorrow for your loss.

  10. From a long time customer’s point of view this is very sad news. What a huge loss of a man who was of high character and an asset to the community. Always willing to lend a hand and bend over backwards for his customers. Like driving them to work and sending out help from the shop if you were broken down. A man who hired vets, students and employees who are dedicated and sincerely let the customer know exactly what was going on with their cars. It is hard to believe. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to his immediate family and all of those who loved Karl.

  11. Elizabeth and family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences on Karl’s passing. We really liked him and Ed will miss him at the pool and the poker games. He was funny and energetic ; always friendly and open. When we first moved to the subdivision, Karl warmly welcomed us.
    He will be deeply missed, but we’re sure he is in a heavenly place, smiling down on us.

    Again, our deepest sympathy, and if there is anything we can do for you please call.

    Elaine & Ed McGrath

  12. I just read the notice about Karl and I am so shocked and sorry to hear this news. I know that nothing can ease the sorrow that you and your family are feeling. I am truly sorry and will say a prayer for you and your family.

  13. Liz,
    We are so saddened to hear about Karl’s passing. Please know that we are praying for you and your boys.
    May God’s Swift Sure Hand hold you, comfort you and steady you, as words cannot.

  14. Lizzy, We are so saddened to hear of Karl’s passing. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Please know Jim and I – and the whole neighborhood- hold you and your family lovingly in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Lizzie: Melanie and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will be thinking about and praying for you and your boys. Karl will be missed by many people in many ways.

  16. We are so sorry about Karl. A great guy that will be missed. Our sincere sympathy for you and the boys. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Lizzy, When all is said and done, the thing I will always remember about Karl was that he was a man of integrity. It was an honor knowing him all these years. I know he loved you with all his heart, and he will be missed by all, including his longtime friends Audrey and Steve. Hang in there girl.

  18. My heart is so saddened by the loss of Karl in all of our lives. Elizabeth and the boys will be in my thoughts and prayers. I was blessed to be able to see Carl after many years only two weeks ago at his Gulf station in Decatur, which was a total surprise for both of us. We pick back up right where we had left off probably 10 years ago. He was a dear friend that I will always remember and have been blessed to have known him.

    Dana Smith Russell

  19. Joyce and Jim-we were shocked and saddened to hear of you losing your son Karl-of course, we did not know him but if he was anything like either of you, he must have been a good man–our sincere sympathy is with you and your family at this difficult time.

  20. Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear about Karl and as you know, Erik is just devastated at the loss of his friend. You are in our prayers and we sincerely are here to help you and the kids in any way we can.

  21. Elizabeth, Alexander, and Samuel,

    We want to express our deepest sympathies to you and your sons. We all LOVED Karl!! i used to stop in just to shoot the breeze with him and always enjoyed his warm smile and awesome laughter!! He will be seriously missed. If we can help you in ANY way, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

    The M. Cary & Daughters Plumbing Crew

  22. Elizabeth – I can’t tell you how sorry I was to learn of Karl’s passing. Jane and I are deeply saddened by your loss. I ran into Karl several weeks back – we were each with one of our sons, heading in opposite directions and only got to catch up for a few minutes but I was reminded what a genuine person he was. He was a proud husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and the boys in this difficult time.

  23. Lizzie, my heart goes out to you during this time of deep loss. You are in my prayers, in my thoughts, and in my heart.

  24. Lizzie I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your boys, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Elizabeth I am so sorry for your loss. May you and the boys have peace and comfort in the days to come. I will be sending up prayers for you all.

  26. Dear Lizzie and family
    We are devastated at your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love your cousins;: Carole Conrad and family in NC

  27. We will miss Karl. For many years he serviced and repaired our vehicles. Honesty and Integrity were his watch words and we can say, of a certainty, that Karl lived those words. Our prayers are with Elizabeth and the boys.

  28. Sweet Elizabeth and boys,

    At such sad times in ouir lives words feel inadequate. Our hearts and minds are so full of sorrow and loving prayers for each of you and the rest of your families. Your family shall survive with Gods Grace and His undying Love. Please know, we love you, our hearts are with you everyday and may you always realize how God’s Love and Healing is with you every step you take.

  29. Elizabeth, I was so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. It is obvious he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by many. Please know I am thinking of you and sending prayers of comfort and peace. Miss you my dear friend.

  30. There are no words that are good enough. Karl was a good, kind man. His big heart touched my life and so many others. I loved the way he just quietly supported people and took no credit I watched him and Elizabeth support the small businesses on the Square and I’ve heard so many of their owners and employees speak about how much they liked and respected him. His looks and demeanor masked the astute business man that he was. My favorite time with Karl was talking about his real estate investments and how he ran his businesses – treating his employees fairly and trusting them to do their job — and I will always remember his big smile when he would talk about a deal that just happed easily and that he enjoyed so much. I think Karl thought himself one of the luckiest people – especially when it came to his family. He loved Elizabeth and the boys so much and was so proud of them and so happy to be a part of their lives. Still can’t believe you are gone, Karl, but I am a better person for having known you. Elizabeth, Alex and Sammy, my heart aches for you.

  31. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time in your lives. May God’s grace, protection, and love give you rest in His care, and may His arms surround you with peace that only comes from our Heavenly Father.

  32. Dear Elizabeth,

    I am so sorry for you and Alex and Sammy. You have my deepest sympathies and I will lovingly keep you in my prayers. There’s one thing for sure, Karl loved you and the boys with all of his heart. Please call if there is anything I can do.

    Love, Victoria

  33. We are so sorry for your loss. Karl was a sweet man who obviously loved his family. May He be resting now in the arms of his Savior and May God Bless you all with peace and strength. We had hoped to make it to the service but had a family commitment. You will be in our prayers! Janet, Derek, Michael and Patrick Smith

  34. Karl was a wonderful man. My heart is breaking. He always took care of me by having one of his guys take me home after leaving my car. Or sending someone to jump my car off. Medlock Gulf is my mechanic home. I always felt Karl was a man with the highest integrity. My condolences to his family.

  35. I feel so blessed to have met Karl in the beginning of your life together and, not so long ago, we were able to meet again. His life was certainly cut too short. My prayers and hugs to you and your awesome boys!

  36. I was so saddened to hear the news. Karl and I had a working relationship that turned into a friendship after only a little over a year. He was (and still is) the only customer of mine that I went to lunch with on a consistent basis. He loved to talk about his sons and how much fun it was to see Alex on the football field. And he was so modest to me about his business. He talked highly about Paul and his employees but was always downplaying about his own success. I learned so much from him, whether it was about business or family and I’m going to miss those lunches together.

  37. Praying for your family to have healed hearts in this sad time.
    Karl was a customer of mine and then became a financial mentor to me.
    Karl was an inspiring person and I always left our meetings with a renewed spirit to do great things.
    I just learned of his passing today when a mutual friend went by to bring him a gift, only to learn the news.
    Your family is in my prayers.

  38. Karl was such a great man very humble and kind. He always had kind words and was an inspiration to me. I will miss hearing about his many projects. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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