Joseph William Carl, age 80 of Motley, formerly of Princeton, passed away at the Veteran’s Administration nursing home in St. Cloud on December 21, 2012.
Joe was born April 16, 1955 in Red Lake Falls to Leo and Anna Carl. He was in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was married on April 23, 1955 to Cecilia E. Cardinal. He worked at Creamette Co. in Minneapolis until he retired to Motley in 1994. He was a member of the Princeton and Motley Legion, and a member of the Motley Lions. He was also involved with many other clubs.
He loved to fish, camp, play cards, and go to Corpus Cristi, Texas in the winter. He loved spending time with his family. His most favorite thing was mowing lawns for the elderly women.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Anna Carl; twin brother James Alfred, who was killed in the Korean War; his older brother, four sisters, and his daughter Mona Steinke.
He is survived by wife Cecilia; sons Kevin (Janie) of Crystal; James (Maryann) of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter Janet Tranby (Steven) of Fridley; seven grandchildren; a great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 28 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Motley. Wake will be Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m\. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples, with the rosary starting at 6:45 p.m., and prayers at 7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial, with honors, will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.