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Carl Leonard Aery, 76

Funeral services for Carl Aery of Baudette, MN will be held on Tuesday, July 5th at 10 AM at First Congregational Church UCC in Baudette. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service


Carl Leonard Aery, 76, of Baudette, died June 30, 2011, at Lakewood Care Center in Baudette.

Carl was born to Charles and Elvera (Samuelson) Aery on July 6, 1934, in Amy, Colorado. The family moved to Rako, Minnesota in 1937 where Carl attended the Rako School with his nine brothers and sisters.

After returning home from the US Army in 1959, Carl married Josephine Podlak on October 31, 1959. The couple moved to a small farm in the Rapid River area. Along with farming, Carl worked at the school as a custodian and bus driver. In 1973, Carl and Jo, along with their three children, moved to the Carp area where Carl continued to farm and raise his family. For the next thirty-five years the farm not only provided a living, it provided a place for Carl to enjoy some of his favorite things in life, including hunting, fishing, and a place for family, friends, and neighbors to gather.

Carl resided at Lakewood Care Center until 2011 when he lost his battle with Alzheimer’s.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elvera Aery, his wife, Jo, his infant son, David, his son-in-law, Paul Chapman, his granddaughter, Brenna, two brothers, Charles and Donnie, and two sisters, Nellie and Edna. Carl is survived by his son, Tim Aery (Jo Thoreson), his daughters, Dee Punton (Mike) and Linda Chapman, his grandchildren, Kyle Punton (Angie), Brittany Chapman, Ben Aery (Jennifer), Abby Punton, and Amber Thoreson, and his great grandson, Callen Aery.

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