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Carl Aul, 94, of Glencoe

Carl Aul, 94, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Nov. 24, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. Laura Pettit was the reader. Sue Mielke was the organist and Kelly LeCrone was the song leader. Musical selections were “Be Not Afraid,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” and “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102.
Kacey Kachelmyer was an honorary pallbearer. Pallbearers were Joseph Aul, Christine Ruzek, Anthony Ruzek, Laura Pettit, Jascha Pettit and Renee Engelmann.
Interment was in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.
Carl Aul, a child of God, was born Oct. 9, 1920, at his parents’ farm in rural Biscay. He was the son of Carl and Anna (Idt) Aul. He was baptized as an infant on Nov. 3, 1920, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on June 16, 1935, both by the Rev. E. Kolbe at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He was educated at a country school in rural Biscay. He farmed until he entered the Army. He entered active military service in the U.S. Army on Sept. 21, 1942, and served his country in World War II. He received an honorable discharge on Nov. 5, 1945.
On April 28, 1948, he was united in marriage to Lillian Domeier at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. They made their home in Glencoe, and their marriage was blessed with three children, Roger, Linda and Gary. They shared over 63 years of marriage before Mrs. Aul’s death on June 20, 2011.
Mr. Aul owned his own business, installing floor covering, painting and decorating in the Glencoe area for many years. He was a member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. He also was a member of the Glencoe Sportsmen’s Club and the Glencoe VFW Post 5102.
He was a hardworking and sociable man. He loved going to local events and gatherings. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards and dancing, especially polkas. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Roger (wife Pam) Aul of Owatonna, Linda (husband Lyle) Kachelmyer of Ottertail and Gary Aul of Glencoe; grandchildren, Joseph Aul, Christine (husband Anthony) Ruzek, Kacey Kachelmyer and Laura (husband Jascha) Pettit; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Austin Aul and Andrew and Kahlen Ruzek; siblings John (wife Dorothy) Aul of Hutchinson and Helen Oelfke of Hamburg; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Anna Aul; wife, Lillian Aul; and siblings, Fred (wife Frieda) Aul, Anna (husband Alvin) Jungclaus, Marie (husband Leo) Winter, Molly (husband Orwin) Malz, Katherine (husband Harold) Howe, Victor Aul, Henry Aul and Sophie (husband Paul) Grey.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.