|Remembering Jess Carl|
Jess A. Carl, retired building services technician in facilities, died March 10 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks. He was 78.
Carl, the son of Jess and Carrie (Frye) Carl, was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Grand Forks. He grew up and attended school in Grand Forks and graduated from St. James Academy. He served his country as a member of the Army Reserves.
He married Virginia Roberts Jan. 7, 1951, in Grand Forks. They made their home in Grand Forks and he operated Furniture City. He then worked for UND and in retirement drove the Cities Area Transit bus.
Carl loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was very active at University Lutheran Church and served on the board at Valley Memorial Homes.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia, son Mike Carl; daughters, Marla (Jerry) Paulson, Bismarck, N.D., Kathy (Tom) Fetsch, Grand Forks; brothers: Loran (Anita) Carl, East Grand Forks, Wayne (Susan) Carl, Grand Forks; sisters: Marilyn (Keith) Barry, Grand Forks, Rita (Herman) Zahradka, Grand Forks, Lorna (Lyle) Lange, Stacy, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several step sisters and brothers.
Carl was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph; sister, Linda Jeffrey; and several step sisters and brothers.
Funeral services were held March 14 in University Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, with interment in the spring at Memorial Park Cemetery.