Joseph Black, of Ogilvie, passed away at his son’s home in Mora on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. He was 68 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 27th at Fish Lake Chapel with Pastor Bob Bohachek presiding.
VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Joseph Sherman Black was born on December 8th, 1941 at his family’s home in Kanabec Township, Kanabec County, Minnesota to Clark and Eda Black. He grew up on his family farm; he was the third of four children – all boys. He attended Ogilvie schools until the 8th grade, which was when he quit school to help his father on the family farm. Years later, with the help of a mutual friend, Joe met the love of his life, Sharon Olson. The happy pair married on November 15th, 1971. To this union three children were born; Jerome, Jason and Jeremy.
Joe worked many places and had various jobs throughout the years; he worked at the telephone company with is father, Oslin Lumber Yard, Henscell Grocery Store, and a logging outfit. He worked many years at the grain elevator in the cities until he was laid off. After that Joe was hired by the Ogilvie School District where he worked as a custodian until his illness forced him to retire.
Joe truly loved animals; his favorite would have been his chickens, goats and cows. He loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing and mowing the lawn. Joe was always willing to help out any neighbor with any type of farm work. He was well known and liked around the area, and farming was truly Joe’s life passion.
Joe was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by both his parents; Clark and Eda; and one brother Junior.
Joe is survived by his wife of many years Sharon; 3 sons Jerome of Ogilvie, Jason of Ogilvie, and Jeremy (Cora) of Mora; grandchildren Osten & Julia of Mora; brothers Charles (Donna) of Dalbo and Larry (Angela); plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 27 at Fish Lake Chapel with Rev. Bob Bohachek presiding. Music was provided by Wendy Bartell. Pallbearers were Rick Voss, Perry Black, Ross Wynalda, Don Freeman, Ivan Black and Jerry Sparks. Final disposition by cremation.