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Oscar Karl Weinmeister Jr.
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Oscar Karl Weinmeister Jr., died March 22, 2012.

Karl was born in De Ridder, La., while his father was serving in the U.S. Army at Camp Polk.

He was born to the late Oscar Karl Weinmeister Sr. and Martha Phillips Weinmeister.

Karl and Cheryl were married in 1965 in Cumming.

After he served three years in the U.S. Army Infantry in Korea and Vietnam, Karl attended Georgia State University where he earned his master's degree in health administration.

He worked in various hospitals: at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, W.V. and Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins.

He retired in 2009 from Integris Health, based in Oklahoma City, as managing director for rural facilities, overseeing nine hospitals from Oklahoma towns Clinton, Yukon, Blackwell, Enid, Grove, Miami, Pryor, Madill and Seminole.

He was a mentor to many in Georgia and Oklahoma who entered the challenging career of health care administration.

Karl was a brave soldier on the battlefield and in every phase of his life. He was honest and stalwart in defense of right every day. He was a wonderful husband, best friend, father and grandfather.

Survivors include, his wife of 46 years, Cheryl Lambert Weinmeister of Dawsonville; mother, Martha Phillips Weinmeister of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Oscar Karl Weinmeister III and Amy of Burnsville, N.C.; grandsons, Jack Weinmeister, Turner Weinmeister, both of Burnsville, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Wilhelm and Michelle Weinmeister of Athens; grandchildren, Nathan Weinmeister, Cleo Weinmeister, Karl John Weinmeister, all of Athens; sister, Gail Weinmeister and her husband, Ray Lessard of Fayetteville; brother, Cleve Weinmeister of Cataula; various other relatives also survive.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. March 24 at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Sautee-Nacoochee, 1755 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee-Nacoochee, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.