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Obituary for Earl Morgan Joint
Earl Morgan Joint was born September 5, 1928 to Vernon J. and Mabel Morgan Joint on the farm southwest of Casey, Iowa. He passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. on Wednesday, June 29th at the Casey United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, June 30th at the Casey United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors will be at the Oakwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
His mother passed away when Earl was five days old.
Besides his father, Vernon, Earl’s paternal grandparents, George and Rose Joint of Casey IA helped a great deal raising Earl. Earl loved going to the farm with Grandpa George, where George farmed and raised cattle. Earl delighted in riding with Grandpa, taking loads of cattle to Omaha, and hogs to Waterloo.
Earl graduated from Casey High School with the Class of 1946. He had various jobs in high school, including at the local locker, creamery and working on Roy and Mae Cowden’s farm.
On September 11, 1949 Earl married Nadine R. Knowlton of Guthrie Center. They began farming southwest of Casey.
In May, 1952 Earl was drafted into the Marine Corps. He served in California and Japan during the Korean War. He was discharged in May of 1954.
Earl was a lifelong member of the Casey Methodist Church. He enjoyed reading, feeding the squirrels in Casey, and having coffee with the ‘Guys’. He resided in his own home in Casey until February of this year. Since that time, he was a resident of the New Homestead Care Facility in Guthrie Center, IA.
Preceding Earl in death were his wife, Nadine in 2012 and his parents. Survivors include daughter, Betty Jane Elgin (Bill) of rural Adair; granddaughter, Rachel M. Meyer (Bradley) of Central City, Iowa; grandson, Ryan P. Elgin of Casey; great-grandson, Zane B. Meyer; and great-granddaughter, Delaney M. Meyer, both of Central City, Iowa; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.