Joseph A. Sinclair (89) of St. Elmo


Published on January 14 2013 10:12 am

Joseph A. Sinclair, 89, of St. Elmo, entered eternal rest at 7:21 a.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo with burial with Military rites by the St. Elmo American Legion Post #420 to follow in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation will be held an hour before services at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to Alzheimer’s Association, St. Elmo Library or donor choice. 

Joseph was born on February 18, 1923 in Detroit, MI. the son of Joseph F. Kroll and Blanche Irene (McCoy) Kroll. He was adopted by Ralph A. and Nora Sinclair. He married Vivian “Vicki” Juanita Nelson on June 20, 1947 in Crawford County, Palestine, IL. Joseph worked in the oil fields, was a farmer in the St. Elmo area, a carpenter at St. Elmo Lumber Yard, and loved to fish, read, boating and playing cards. A member of the American Legion Post# 420 and Farm bureau.   Joseph was in the Navy during WWII. He graduated with the Class of 1935 from the Beecher City School.

Surviving including his wife of sixty-five years; Vicki of St. Elmo, sons; Ronald (wife Carol) of St. Elmo and Gerald (wife Paula) of Seymour, IN., daughter Cynthia (husband Kent) Wiedman of Effingham and ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; adopted parents; adopted sister Fleeta Potter and great-grandson, Andrew Tharp.