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Delbert "Sonny" James Carl, Jr.

October 24, 1939 — July 27, 2019

Memorial Services for Delbert “Sonny” Carl Jr., age 79, of Ewing, NE will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Ewing United Methodist Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Momo Larena, officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 5 -7 p.m. at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Burial will be Ewing City Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Sanders American Legion Post #214 and Legion Riders. Sonny passed away July 27, 2019 at Faith Region Hospital in Norfolk. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at

Delbert, better known to friends and family as Sonny, was born in Star, NE on October 24, 1939 to Delbert M. and Adeline E. (Podany) Carl. He was raised in Ewing, NE where he attended Ewing Public School and was an all-around athlete. While attending high school he joined the National Guard. Upon his graduation in May of 1958, Sonny joined the Army where he went on to become a paratrooper at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. After paratrooper training, Sonny was stationed in Germany.  He received an honorary discharge from the service in 1961. On December 26, 1958, Sonny married his high school sweetheart Patricia Ann Wright. Sonny and Patricia raised their family on a small dairy farm south of Ewing, NE where they raised livestock and put up hay. Sonny had many hobbies, which included: racing stock cars as well as being an avid waterfowl hunter with his trusty hunting companion “Ceasar”.  Sonny also enjoyed fishing and coyote hunting.  He was a skilled card player at the local feed store and belonged to the Texas Hold’Em card club.
Delbert “Sonny” is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia; sister Ruby Williamson; sister-in-laws Bonnie (Don) Drey and Janet Carl; children Debra (Jerry) Wagner, Danny Carl, Denise (Jon) Kasperbauer, and Dawn (Mick) McIntire; grandchildren Jennifer (Dan) Cunningham, Jeremy (Page) Wagner, Joe (Amber) Wagner, Shelbi Sisson, Hilary (Ashton) Ferguson, Emalee Kasperbauer, Chase McIntire, and Cassidy McIntire; great grandchildren Blake, Elise, and MacKenzie Cunningham, Wyatt, Brenna and Mathias Wagner, Charlie, Paityn, Patrick and Collins Wagner, Weston and Wayge Ferguson; along with many
nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law; Lorraine and Roy Wright, step father; Art Ruroede, bother; Marvin, brother-in-laws; Richard Williamson and Royce Wright, an infant grandson, many friends and Army buddies.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Snider Memorial Funeral Home

119 N Spruce St, Ewing, NE 68735

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Ewing City Cemetery

, Ewing, NE 68735

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