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Joseph Aberle
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1910
North Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 2001
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

Joseph Aberle, 91, Minot, died April 21, 2001 in his home.

Joseph was born on March 5, 1910 in rural Karlsruhe, ND, the son of Martin and Regina (Wald) Aberle, shortly after his parents arrived from Odessa, Russia. He lived with his parents on a farm north of Karlsruhe for about six years. They moved to Orrin, ND and lived there until 1922, then returning to Karlsruhe. He attended country school and helped on the family farm with his parents. He married Catherine Schan on October 10, 1932 in Karlsruhe. They lived south of Surrey, ND from 1932 through 1943. They moved to a farm north of Verendrye, ND along the Mouse River, where they farmed and raised their family until 1966. Joseph and Catherine moved to Minot and he worked for the North Dakota Highway Department for two years. He worked for one year at the Minot Moose Lodge and part time for the Knights of Columbus in Minot. He retired in the early 1970's and continued to take an active interest in the farm. He was very proud of his garden, yard and apple trees, which he spent countless hours maintaining. Joseph and Catherine cared for small children in their home for several years. He also enjoyed fishing and bowling in his spare time. Catherine died on January 14, 1992. He remained living in his home and had recently celebrated his 91st birthday.

Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot, and a former member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Karlsruhe. He was a director for Land O' Lakes District #18 for six years. He served on the Falsen Township Board for 12 years and on the Oak Valley country school board for eight years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Aerie, all of Minot, and was recently honored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for having an official birdwatching yard.

Joseph's most cherished accomplishment was his family. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the main focus of his life. Just remembering every one of his 61 great-grandchildren's names was a major task in itself. The most important and joyful things in his life were the times he spent teaching his grandchildren how to play games on his computer, giving his surprise gifts of homemade buns, jams and jelly, and watching his great-grandchildren try to reach the best apples at the top of the trees in his front yard.

His wife, Catherine; daughter, Kathryn; parents, brother, Tony; and two sisters, Eva Risling and Johanna Lauinger preceded him in death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Martin Aberle (1862 - 1932)
  Regina Aberle (1867 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Schan Aberle (1915 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosehill Memorial Park
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
 
Created by: ForgetMeNot
Record added: Apr 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68569703
Joseph Aberle
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Joseph Aberle
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 Added: Jun. 9, 2011

- ForgetMeNot
 Added: Apr. 18, 2011
 
 
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