In Memory of

Joseph B. Embretson

June 27, 1934 - July 11, 2011
Joseph B. Embretson, the son of Bernard and Mammie Embretson, was born on June 27, 1934, in Owatonna, MN. His childhood years were spent in Rudd, IA where he received his education. In 1955, Joseph entered the Navy and honorably served until 1966. During his time in the service he was united in marriage to Rae Truesdale. Following the service, Joseph worked as a machinist for many years. In his free time, Joseph enjoyed being a H.A.M. radio operator, gardening, drinking coffee with his friends, watching the weather channel, and his dogs. Most of all he enjoyed being around his family and friends. On July 11, 2011, Joseph passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical in Cherokee at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rae Embretson; his parents; and one son, Joseph Bernard II. He is survived by five daughters: Debra Zor of Sheboygan, WI, Cindy McKenna of Waterloo, IA, Joey Cain of Cherokee, IA, Carla Dahlquist of Moreno Valley, CA, and Teri Zipse of Ashland, MA; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one brother Wayne Jorgenson of Owatonna, MN; and special friend, Mary Patch of Mason City, IA.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.


Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss, and continue to keep you in prayer. Hold fast to your special memories and the gift of love shared. May you find comfort in Jesus's promise of everlasting life. 'Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' John 11:26 ”
- Marge & Dennis Zipse
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Teri, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Joe find everlasting peace. In sympathy, Brenda Rick & Carlie”
- Brenda L Schnoebelen
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Your family is in my prayers, God bless.”
- Greta Millen
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
I will forever love you and deeply miss you! You were my inspiration for joining the Navy, and for me to accomplish what I have! I will forever look up to you and strive my best to be everything that I can.
Love you,
your eldest grandson :)
CMCN Dahlquist
U.S. Navy”
- Matthew R. Dahlquist
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