John L. Kardell, 86
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Oct. 20, 1926 - April 10, 2013
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph, for John L. Kardell, age 86, of St. Joseph, who passed away at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Reverend Linda Lagergren will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Family and friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home in St. Joseph.
John was born on October 20, 1926 in Laurel, Nebraska to Axel and Marjorie (Kay) Kardell. He served honorably in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. John married Dolores Ostendorf on April 28, 1951. Throughout his life John worked as a police officer in Moundsview, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and was an over the road truck driver. He was a member of the Sauk Rapids V.F.W. Post #6992 and the Sauk Centre American Legion Post #67.
John enjoyed wood working, hunting, fishing, camping, and baking. He treasured the time spent with his family, especially the grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolores; children, Randy (Sandi), Mary Kay (David) Brown, Jerry (Linda), Susan (Doug) Welter; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Gail, Gary, Lynn, Carol; and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Douglas; brothers, George, Clifford, Guy "Butch", and Chuck.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 14, 2013