"Funeral Mass for Charles Raymond Croal, 94, of Fargo, ND, will be at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 1:30 pm. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm at Boulger Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00. Mr. Croal passed away on Saturday evening of natural causes.
Charles was born in Milbank, SD, on August 31, 1913, to Elizabeth (Lee) and Francis Croal. He served in the US Army in World War II as an aircraft mechanic in the North African and European theaters. He married Virginia Festler of Northfield, MN, on July 26, 1946. They were members of Fargos Roman Catholic Holy Spirit Parish from its beginning and until his death he lived in the home they built on 7th St. N. in the late 40s. Mr. Croal was retired from Ulteig Engineering after many years as a civil engineer with that firm. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed the outdoors and time at the family cabin near Park Rapids, MN.
He was preceded in death by his wife, and is survived by his three sons, Francis A. "Frank" Croal of Battle Mountain, NV, Charles J. (Martha) Croal of Sunriver, OR, James P. "Pat" (Kitty) Croal of Fargo and by three grandchildren, Meghan V. Croal of Palmyra, VA, Devlin Croal of Portland, OR and McKinley Croal of Bend, OR.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. "