Earl Charles Motz

Earl Charles Motz, age 83, of Maplewood, passed away on Aug. 17. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty (Steffen); sons, Mark, Jeffrey, Craig (Lisa), Terry (Vicky), Joel (Tricia) and daughter, Julie (David) Berglund; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; step-sister, Maryadele Knudson; sisters-in-law, Patricia Motz, Geri (Marvin) Bares and Beverly Ryan; and many nieces and nephews.

Earl was preceded in death by parents, Hilve (Johnson) and Otto; brother, Gordon; great grandson, Blake; step-father, Richard Moss; step-sister, Bonnie Erkkila; brother-in-law, Donald Ryan and nephew, Steven Ryan.

Earl retired from Northern States Power after 40 years and was a volunteer fireman for the Gladstone Fire Department for 21 years. Special thank you to Dr. Franklin Fleming, HealthPartners hospice nurse, Martha; social worker, Tim; Pastor Vance and the entire HealthPartners team. Funeral service was held Aug. 22 at Sandberg Funeral Home in North St. Paul with entombment at Resurrection Cemetery.

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