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1952 Joseph 2023

Joseph Karp Jr.

March 16, 1952 — December 23, 2023

Saint Paul Park

Joseph John Karp Jr.

 71 years old. Beloved father, grandfather, great grand father, brother, uncle and friend. Died in hospice care in his home on Dec 23.

Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Kathleen, his parents Joseph and Marie Karp, sisters Rose Denninger and Jean Schottmuller, and brother Anthony Karp. Joe is survived by his three sons Matthew, Patrick (Susan) and Joseph III (Heather). Grandchildren: Angela Crimmins, Ashley Estrada, Alexandra Karp, Joseph Karp IV, Sean Karp, Jacob Karp. Great grandchildren: Bailey Melendez, Jameson Melendez, Violet Melendez, Lakelyn Karp. Sisters Shirley Jackson, Mary Jo Holzschuh and Betty Hill (Bob). Many nieces and nephews.

Joe worked as a trainman for the Milwaukee Road/Soo Line Railroad from 1969 -1990. He worked as a Carman, Switchman, Brakeman and Yard Master. Joe and Kathy raised their 3 boys in Newport MN until 1991 when they moved to Northome MN where he got to live his dream as an outdoorsman. Hunting, fishing, trapping, guiding and woodworking. He loved fishing on upper Red Lake and was famous for his walleye dinners. He was a fishing guide in summer and winter alike. Joe was a kind and generous person. He will be missed by many. A special thank you to Sheila Stoll, and her daughter Sam Stoll and their family for caring for Joe these last few years. There will be a memorial service in the spring to honor Joe’s memory.

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