Edward Joseph Karolevitz age 68 of Ogilvie, MN passed away on July 13, 2017 at First Light Hospital in Mora, MN.
Ed was born in Sanborn, IA to Daniel and Shirley ( nee Kreber) Karolevitz on June 21, 1949. His family moved to Waseca, MN and it was there that he completed his high school education. He went on to Anoka Technical Institute, earning a degree in business and sales. He was united in marriage with Sandra West on November 8, 1969 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Weber, MN.
He worked as an operator for the Teamsters and the 49ers for many years.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam war in the intelligence operations center in Japan. He was awarded the Army Achievement and Army Commendation medals also receiving an NSA Commendation Award.
Ed’s hobbies included anything related to cars, trucks, and NASCAR Racing. He also enjoyed tackling massive home improvement projects and watching his favorite western movies to relax.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 48 years; Sandy; children Jason (Sally), Stephanie Flynn , Justin (Megan), Jeremy (Jessy), Jamie (Jake) Carlyle.
Grandfather of: Garrett, Tyler, Abbi, Cameron, Mackenzie, Brock, Greyson, Brady, Colton, Lexie, Addi, Kale’a and Burton.
Also survived by his sister Barbara Nellis, Betty Anderson, Jolene (Rollie) Beach.; brothers Daniel Karolevitz, Jerry (Hope) Karolevitz, Jim (Amber) Karolevitz, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Shirley Karolevitz.
Memorials preferred to the family.