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Joseph Cardinal

Cardinal, Joseph Maynard

Joseph Maynard Cardinal, 83, of Oconto passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Joe was born Sept. 7, 1929, in Oconto, to the late Joseph and Ruby (Courchaine) Cardinal. He married Audrey A. Jackson on Sept. 26, 1953. She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2002. Joe joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the 1st Calvary Division. His most enjoyable times were spent outdoors with his family. You couldn't ask for a better father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, teacher and friend. Joe was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oconto.

Joe is survived by a daughter, Lorri (Milton) Kilbey, Milwaukee; four sons, Michael (Kevin) Cardinal, St. Paul, MN; Patrick (Laurie) Cardinal, Milwaukee; Thomas (Cindy) Cardinal, Oconto; Daniel (Melissa) Cardinal, Oconto; ten grandchildren, Joleena Kilbey, Carrie Kilbey, Brittany Cardinal, Tierrney Cardinal, Joshuah Cardinal, Chad Cardinal, Joseph Cardinal, Katie Cardinal, Daniel Cardinal II, Amanda Cardinal; five great-grandchildren William Stiggers, Marcus Irving, Daniel Cardinal III, Conner Cardinal, Bradley Cardinal.

The family received relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Frederik Shulz officiating. Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery with Military Rites by American Legion Jones Modrow Young Post #74. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.


Published in Oconto County Reporter on Jan. 9, 2013
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