Joseph E. Juhl
Joseph E. Juhl Joseph E. Juhl, 93, of Crookston, Minnesota, and formerly of Mentor, Minnesota, died peacefully at his home, Sunday evening, October 19, 2008. Joe was born on September 5, 1915, in Esterville, Iowa, to parents Louis and Lillian (Or...
Joseph E. Juhl
Joseph E. Juhl, 93, of Crookston, Minnesota, and formerly of Mentor, Minnesota, died peacefully at his home, Sunday evening, October 19, 2008. Joe was born on September 5, 1915, in Esterville, Iowa, to parents Louis and Lillian (Origer) Juhl. As a young child his family moved to Crookston, where he spent most of his life. Joe was a graduate of Cathedral High School. In 1939, he was united in marriage to Loretta Donahue. At the beginning of World War II, Joe worked in the Duluth-Superior Shipyards; and he later went to work a U.S. Air Base in Greenland. In 1944, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy and he later received an honorable discharge before returning to Minnesota. He owned an operated Midway Gravel Pit for 13 years, and then owned Marcoux Corner. Joe was an iron worker until he retired in 1980. In 1986, he married Dorothy Gjesdahl and the couple shared 22 happy years together. Joe will be forever remembered by all that shared in his life.
Joe is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children, Joetta (Lanny) Kritta Barness of Woodbury, MN, Cindy (Howard) Van Schoonhoven of Fresno, CA, Dan (Mary) Juhl of Pipestone, MN, and Peggy (Dave) Thompson of Prior Lake, MN; his step-children, Carolyn (Jon) Noah of Amery, WI, Mary Kay (Mark) Wedel of Temucula, CA, and Michael Gjesdahl of Coon Rapids, MN; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian Johnson of Ontario, CA; a special nephew, Louis (Mary Ann) Juhl of Spirit Lake, IA; and many other relatives and friends. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Maurice and Romaine; and sister, Patricia Warner.
The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mentor, MN, with Fr. David Baumgarter, presiding.
Visitation will be for one hour before the funeral at the church.
Inurnment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston, MN.
Arrangements are with the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home.