Carl Joseph Widmer, age 87, of Spring Park, Minn., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at home.
Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mound, Minn., with Father Tony O’Neill as celebrant of the Mass. A gathering of family and friends was held an hour before Mass with interment at the church cemetery.
Carl was born on Oct. 29, 1926 in St. Bonifacius, Minn., the son of John and Margaret (Fick) Widmer. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius.
Carl was united in marriage to Audrey Wagener on Oct. 13, 1956 until her death in 1960. On Jan. 17, 1963 he was united in marriage to Joanna Klein at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia.
Carl worked for Widmer Bros. until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of the LakeCatholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and had 16 years of public service to the City of Spring Park (city council and planning commission).
Carl was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing sheephead, cribbage, and collecting antique clocks. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and trips to Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents John and Margaret Widmer, wife Audrey, siblings, John, Sidney, Jerome, Norman and Harold. He is survived by his wife Joanna, children, Steve (Megan), Annette (special friend Rick), Mary Thompson (Matt), Bruce (special friend Ann) and grandchildren Devin, Billy, Peter and Abby, siblings, Elaine Wandschneider, Francis (Janet) Widmer, Fritz (Jane) Widmer, Mary Klein, sisters in law Edith Widmer, Marion Wagener & Bonnie (Ron) Fritz.
Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Mound Chapel, 952-472-1716, www.huberfunerals.com