Karl V. Nageleisen

November 24, 1935 - August 23, 2019

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Karl V. Nageleisen, 83, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at his home in Taylor Mill, KY. He graduated from Covington Latin at the age of 16 and pursued his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Karl played semi-pro ball for the St: Louis Cardinals and professional baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers for a short time. Karl also played and coached professional softball, including playing for the World Championship Gatliff Auto Sales team. He was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Sports Halls of Fame. He was known as the greatest shortstop in Northern Kentucky softball by many. He was also an avid bowler, horseshoe pitcher, and a long-time member of the Covington Moose Lodge #1469.
Karl was preceded in death by his loving wife: Meldie Nageleisen. He is survived by his sons: Alan (Barb) Nageleisen and Don Nageleisen; daughter: Karla (Dave) Zalla; brothers: Lee (Diane) Nageleisen and Jim (Linda) Nageleisen; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. A eulogy followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 9:45 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3285 Mills Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post # 203, 3801 Winston Avenue, Latonia, KY 41015. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.


Bill Hanrahan - Aug 30, 2019
Karla, Donny, Alan, Lee & Jimmy. So very sorry to hear of Karl's passing. A couple of years ago I gave him a picture of our Ball team when we played "C" league and he was our catcher because he had the best hands. He will be greatly missed.
David Schawe - Aug 29, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I definitely have very fun memories of Growing up around your house. I’ll never forget playing euchre against Karl. God bless him !!
Dan Weber - Aug 28, 2019
How lucky we were as kids growing up in Northern Kentucky to be able to watch, root for and eventually get to play against the greatest softball players in the world -- true pros and great gentlemen like Karl. What an honor. And how special they made us all feel by playing in the same leagues and on the same fields with us and showing us what it meant to play the game the way it was supposed to be played. Thank you, Karl, and all the guys at Gatliff for all that you taught us.
Mickey and Diane Victor - Aug 27, 2019
We are very sadden to hear of the passing of Carl. Our deepest sympathy to Alan,Donnie, Karla,and his brother Lee and Jimmy. And to the whole Nageleisen family our prayers are with with you all during this difficult time, Mickey and Diane
Becky (Smith) Egan - Aug 27, 2019
To the Nageleisen Family, I was saddened to hear about the passing of my ole neighbor Karl. What great memories of growing up around your dad. Hugs to all during this sad time. With much love, Booper
David W. Stanton - Aug 27, 2019
Donnie, I'm so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I hope it was peaceful and you were able to be by his side. He was a kind man and always made me feel right at home. Best wishes to you and your Family. David "Ned" Stanton & Family
Mike & Donna Brown - Aug 27, 2019
Our hearts are broken for this amazing family... He and Meldie are together again.. "At Last" ......Our lives were absolutely BLESSED by knowing them... There will NEVER be another Karl with a "K" 🙂
Anita Randall - Aug 27, 2019
Don & Lexie, My sympathies to you both and to the entire family. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers
Dave DeMaria - Aug 27, 2019
Karl was a good man who enjoyed his life and his family to the fullest. I will miss my conversations with him at my office. So sorry for your loss.
Tami (Knock) Scheben - Aug 27, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss.....
sheryl warner - Aug 26, 2019
I'M so sorry for your lost. (Lee and Diane are family.)

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