William Joseph Cardinal II, 89, of Falcon Heights, died peacefully March 23.

He served as a U.S. Navy ensign in World War II. Bill’s favorites were sports, golfing and his strong faith.

He was preceded in death by his son, John David. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janet; children, Patty (Greg) Truesdell, Bob, Bill, Tom and Mary (David Wadlington) Cardinal; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Bruce (Pat). Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 27 at Church of the Holy Childhood in Como Park, with interment at Fort Snelling.

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