PRINCETON - Carl Casper Ellberg Jr., 81, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, with his family by his side.
He was born on June 27, 1931, in Princeton, Ill., to Carl Casper and Eileen (Swanson) Ellberg Sr. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1950.
Carl married Carol Anson in June of 1950. She died in 1978. He then married Terry Huffstodt on Sept. 27, 1980, at Evangelical Covenant Church. She survives.
He belonged to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton High School Board of Education, Prince-ton Game & Fish Club, Moose Lodge, Elks Club, Optimists and Jaycees.
Carl owned and operated Ellberg Plumbing and Heating from 1962 to 2008, retiring from everyday work in 1993.
Carl was a loving husband, devoted father, cherished Papa and an amazing friend. He always found time to attend each of his grandchildren's numerous activities, plus he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He lived life to the fullest and was generous to all.
Carl is survived by his wife, Terry, of 32 years; children, Patty (Jerry) McDonald of Chandler, Ariz., Diane (Scott) Palubiak of Richfield, Ohio, Danny (Paula) Ellberg of Prince-ton, Ill., Terri (Rick) Haas of Metamora, Ill., Michael (Connie) Jensen of Great Falls, Mont., and Marla Jensen of Princeton, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nellie (Ralph) Martin of Princeton, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Carol (Anson) Ellberg; and sister, Feye (Ellberg) Perez.
Funeral services will be today, April 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Rev. Derek C. Boggs will officiate. Burial will follow in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park today, April 2, 2013. The family received friends on Monday, April 1, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Norberg Memorial Home.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Evangelical Covenant Church or Happy Hands Preschool, 24 N. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356.