Russell Joseph Cardinal

Russell Joseph Cardinal, age 88 of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

He was born Jan. 4, 1912, near Grand Marais, the son of Edward and Rose (LePage) Cardinal.

On Nov. 26, 1936, Russell was joined in holy marriage to Mary Babineau at St. John's Catholic Church, Grand Marais. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Russell engaged in farming in Middleville Township, Wright County, for many years. He later worked for Lester Building Systems for 18 years.

A faithful member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, Russell was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #8253.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann; his children, Kenneth E. Cardinal and Kaye of Fifty Lakes, Rosella A. (Gerald) Quast of Winsted, and Raymond R. (Jan) Cardinal of Howard Lake; eight grandchildren: Ronald (Janet) Cardinal, Daniel (Pam) Cardinal and Lynn (Brad) Schlagel; Bradley (Rita) Quast and Brenda (Marv) Vetsch; Jeremy (Chris) Cardinal, John Cardinal and Jesse Cardinal; and seven great-grandchildren: Matt, Valerie, Cassie, Michele and Samantha Cardinal; and Becca and Megan Schlagel.

Russell is further survived by a brother, Ervin (Florence) Cardinal of Montrose; sisters, Bernice Trebesch of Mahnomen, and Luella (Andrew) Simon of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rose Cardinal; sisters, Lucille and Myrtle Cardinal; a brother, Willard Cardinal; a half-brother, Walter Cardinal; and a half-sister, Mildred Oulette.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Dec. 2, 11:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant. Interment followed at the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted. A Prayer service was held at 7 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary 8:00 p.m.

Casket bearers were grandsons: Ronald Cardinal, Daniel Cardinal, Bradley Quast, Jeremy Cardinal, John Cardinal and Jesse Cardinal.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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