Father Joseph Kivel, 77, died March 11. He was born May 20, 1934, and ordained a priest Feb. 19, 1961. Father Kivel retired from active ministry Nov. 28, 2003.
He most recently served as chaplain of Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis and last served as pastor of Ss. Cyril and Methodius and St. Anthony of Padua, both in Minneapolis.
He also served at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton, St. Richard and St. Peter in Richfield, St. Michael in West St. Paul, Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis and St. Mary in Waverly.
A funeral Mass was celebrated March 19 at St. Anthony of Padua with burial at Resurrection Cemetery.