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Carl Sanvidge, 93

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After a long and fruitful life, Carl Sanvidge, a longtime Red Wing resident, died Sunday, July 27. He was ninety three years old. At the time of his death, Carl was a resident at St Brigid's at Hi-Park.

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Carl was preceded in death by his wife Mildred (Johnson) who was the love of his life. He leaves two daughters, Lucinda Sanvidge of River Falls, Wisconsin, and Patricia Allende de Jung of Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to his daughters, Carl is survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

One grandson, Eli Emerson Miller preceded him in death.

Carl was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He met his future wife, Millie Johnson, after joining the Conservation Corp which brought him to the Red Wing area. Carl and Millie were married and together for over sixty years.

Carl was a proud military veteran who served in World War II. After the war he and Millie settled in Belmont, a housing community for returning veterans. He took a job at the La Grange shoe factory where he worked until it shut down, after which he was hired by the State Highway Department. He worked for the state as a survey technician until his retirement in 1984.

Carl was an avid reader who appreciated learning for learning's sake. He had many interests, talents, and skills. He enjoyed mathematics, reading, crosswords, chess, fishing, agate hunting, and taking walks. Carl also enjoyed a good game of pool and a cold glass of beer. Many people will remember Carl for his walks around town and his animated conversation.

Friends and family are invited to a service of remembrance to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Red Wing Pier 55 Senior Center.

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