Karl A. Espeseth, 57 of Edmund passed away on March 22, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born on September 15, 1955 in Dodgeville to Marlin and Belva (Anderson) Espeseth. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1973 and attended Southwest Tech. Karl worked in the farming/feed service field all his life. He managed the feed store in Arthur for many years where his customers became his good friends. Upon the merger with Premier Co-op he worked out of the Mineral Point plant until the time of his death. Karl was a lifelong member of the Otter Creek Lutheran Church and a member of the church council. He enjoyed time spent outdoors, camping, bowling, golfing with his brothers and was always ready to help others. Family was an important part of his life.
Karl is survived by seven siblings, Ruth Espeseth of Edmund; Maria (Jack) Leary of Barneveld; Rebecca (Roy) McConnell of Abilene, Kansas; Nels of Chapman, Kansas; Nancy (Michael) Ernzen of South Wayne; Paul (Stephanie) of Galena, Illinois and Linda (David) Watson of Cobb; 11 nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Patrick and Savannah Ernzen, Joshua Hettenbach and Justin (Megan) Espeseth, Isaac and Kelly Leary, Christopher McConnell, Brandon and Taylor Espeseth and Kaleb Watson as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents Gordon and Clara Anderson and paternal grandparents Oscar and Susie Espeseth.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Otter Creek Lutheran Church rural Highland. Pastor Ramona Orton will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 A.M. Memorials may be made to the Otter Creek Lutheran Church.