Emil H. Krodel, 82, of Jasper, passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Timbers of Jasper.
Emil was born in Jasper on January 30, 1937, to Harry and Mary (Harder) Krodel. He married Carol S. Young on May 29, 1965, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany and a member of the Jasper American Legion Post #147. Emil retired from the Kimball Corporation after 33 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He was also a member of the Jasper Moose Lodge #1175 and Jasper Outdoor Recreation. He enjoyed coaching and managing little league teams in his younger years, camping, fishing, playing cards, going to the casino and was an avid IU basketball and NASCAR fan.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Krodel of Jasper; one son, Dean A. Krodel of Vincennes; one brother, Clifford Krodel (Judy) of Jasper; one sister, Sarah Witt of Triangle, Vir.; nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was one sister, Lilly Mae Bauer.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Emil H. Kordel will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper. The American Legion Post #147 will conduct military graveside rites.
A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The Jasper Moose Lodge will perform a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.