SPRINGFIELD – Carl Joseph Pamer Jr., 89, of Springfield died at 10:02 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at St. John’s Hospital.
He was born April 3, 1920, in Springfield, the son of Carl Joseph Pamer Sr. and Catherine Julia Buchinger. He married Mary B. Nelson on Aug. 11, 1956; she died Dec. 31, 1993.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; six sisters, Mary C. Pamer, Irene Pamer, Catherine Gureski, Rita Mohan, Johanna Hagan and Bernadine Revell; and a brother, Ernest Pamer.
He is survived by three stepdaughters, Marilyn (Marshall) Thompkins, Sandra J. Nelson and Margaret Maggie (Pehr) Markusson, all of Springfield; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma (Ray) Bruner of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carl was a coal miner for several years and worked construction with Labor’s Local 477, from which he retired.
He was U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church of St. Katherine Drexel Parrish, St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, former member of the CCC and was an active worker at the Irish Ethnic Festival. Carl was a lifetime Cardinals fan, especially for Pujols. He was an avid fisherman with or without his boat, but always with his friends, and loved being outdoors.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home, with prayer service conducted by Sister Mary Jean Treager at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at St. Patrick’s Church, with the Rev. Peter Harman officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Church.