Carl Marshall Pineo
October 19, 1929 – October 26, 2020
Carl was born October 19, 1929 in Eveleth, the son of Carl and Esther (Berglund) Pineo, Sr. He grew up on the northside of Virginia and resided there for most of his life.
After graduation from Virginia Roosevelt High School in June 1947, he went to work for EW Coons Construction Company. In December, 1947 he was hired by Northwestern Bell as a lineman/repairman. Carl was a dedicated, respected employee of Northwestern Bell (which later became US West, Qwest, & Century Link) for forty-five years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War at Camp Gordon in Augusta, GA and in Germany. During his service, he worked in the signal corps division (telecommunications). On November 10, 1951, Carl married Rita June Trenti in Virginia.
Carl was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed bird hunting, deer hunting, and fishing. He cherished the time spent at their cabin on Sand Lake with family, friends, and his Labrador retrievers who were faithfully by his side throughout his life. Tending to his large garden at Sand Lake was another one of his hobbies. Undoubtedly, he was one of Minnesota’s biggest sports fans, cheering for the Vikings, Twins, Minnesota Gophers, and later went on to support his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their respective sports. As an ardent reader, Carl often had a book in his hand and subscribed to three daily newspapers. During retirement he could be seen on the golf course early every morning. Carl and Rita were members of the Northern Club where they enjoyed socializing with their many friends.
Above all, Carl and his loving wife Rita, devoted themselves tirelessly to their family. It was of the utmost importance to him that his five children all received a college education. He also lived to see his grandchildren and great-grandchildren pursue their dreams and careers. His children wish to express their deep gratitude for a lifetime of love, sacrifices, hard work, and unyielding devotion to his family.
Carl is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years: Rita; son: Gordon Pineo; daughters: Debra (Michael) Finn, Katherine (Paul) Belobaba, Mary (Wade) Thurman, and Carol (Thomas) Farniok. Also left behind to cherish his memory are grandchildren: Shannon (Cullen) Warren, Alex (Hannah) Finn, Christian (Charlotte) Belobaba, John (Carly) Pineo, Nick Pineo, Audra Thurman, Hannah (Reid) Thurman, Carl Farniok, and Hale Farniok; great-grandchildren: Ava Warren, Will Warren, Blake Pineo Vogh, and Kason Pineo; and extended family. Carl was blessed with loyal friends, and the very best neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Esther and Carl Pineo, Sr.; sisters: Carol Jacobson, Betty Brundage, and Mary Jane Pingrey; and great-granddaughter: Gracie Mae Warren.
The family would like to extended a sincere thank you to the outstanding care that Carl received from Dr. Peterson and the Essentia East Range Hospice Team.
We hope to live by and honor our Dad’s high values of family, integrity, strong work ethic, and devotion that he has exemplified throughout his life. He has loved us so very much, and we love him so very much.
Private Family services will be held.
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