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Earl Joseph Weber

Earl Joseph Weber, age 86 of Watertown, and formerly of St. Michael, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Sept. 15, 1918 in Ipswich, S.D., the son of Stephen and Hannah Bastein Weber.

Earl served his country in the United States Navy during W.W.II .

He was joined in holy marriage to Ethel C. Holker Sept. 19, 1939 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello. God blessed their marriage with five sons: Donald, Ronald, Gary, Martin, and Gordon.

Earl was formerly employed at Welter Implement, the City of Crystal, and Bergstrom Implement.

He belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 5371492.

Preceding Earl in death were his loving wife, Ethel C. Weber Oct. 25, 1996; parents, Steve and Hannah; and brothers Leo and Daniel.

He is survived by sons Donald (Shirley) Weber of Katy, Texas; Ronald (Barbara) Weber of Gilbert, Ariz.; Gary (Evelyn) Weber of Espanola, N.M.; Martin (Diane) Weber of Delano, and Gordon (Andrea) Weber of Maple Grove; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Earl is further survived by brothers and sister Alvin (Viola) Weber of Ipswich, S.D.; Robert (Bernice) Weber of St. Michael, and Virginia (Harold) Jenson of Watertown, S.D.; sisters-in-law Kathleen and Rose Weber; and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in rural Delano. Father Joseph Gallatin was the celebrant, and Rose Motzko was the organist for the Mass. Interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Casket bearers were Eric, David, Amber, and Corey Weber, Cami Persson, and Andrew Weber.

Friends called Monday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A prayer service took place at 7:30 p.m.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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