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Graveside services for Joseph Charles "Joe" Cate, 84, of Stonewall are at 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Cate passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his home. He was born July 7, 1932, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Noland Eugene "Jack" Cate and Charlotte Bitker Cate.
He married Dorothy Zachor July 10, 1954. They were married for 62 years. Mr. Cate owned and operated a convenience store in Stonewall. He had also been an auctioneer, a welder and an electrician.
He was of the Lutheran faith and had served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1953.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a daughter, Cheryl Delozier and husband, Arnold; a son, Bruce Cate and wife Kathie; nine grandchildren, Chad Delozier and wife, Wendi, Shari McGuire and husband, John, Erik Cate, Jesse Cate and wife, Sarah, Clayton Cate and wife, Tasha, Dustin Cate, Chandler Cate, Randall Joshua Cate and wife, Amber, and Amy Cate; 13 great-grandchildren; a twin sister, JoAnn Verdev; a sister, Evelyn Schmidthuber; and a brother, Allan Cate.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Randall Joseph Cate; and five siblings, Delores Thielbar, Louis "Bud" Cate, Noland "Dick" Cate, Arlene Pfeffer and James "Jim" Cate.
Published on June 28, 2017
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