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Joseph William Farah

December 4, 1936 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 83)

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Joseph William Farah, 83 of McGregor died Monday, January 20, 2020 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.  He was born December 4, 1936 in Brainerd to George and Clara Farah.  He attended school in McGregor and was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He worked in the mines on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota as a heavy equipment operator and most recently, housing and maintenance supervisor for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.  He was a member of the local 49ers Union and a handyman that could fix just about anything.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, watching westerns and was an avid coin collector. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Clara Farah, Brother Richard, sister Paulie, son Roy Bruneau.

Joseph is survived by his wife Eileen Farah of McGregor,

Son Marvin (Renee) Bruneau of McGregor,

Daughters: Monica Tobar of McGregor,

Ronda (Ned) Weizenegger of Brainerd,

Tina Peet of McGregor,

Kimberly (David) Zezulka of McGregor,

Dawn (Lonnie) Florez of Gilbert, AZ.,

Stephanie Farah of Brooklyn, NY.

21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren,

Sister Kathy (Bill) Henderson of Mankato

Former wife Lorraine Farah

Many other relatives and friends all who are cherished & loved.


Funeral service will be 11:00A.M. – Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor.  Father David Forsman will officiate.  Visitation will be 4 to 8P.M. – Monday at East Lake Community Center in East Lake and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial with military honors will be in Woodland Cemetery in McGregor.  Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home & Cremation Services of McGregor.

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January 27, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
East Lake Community Center

January 28, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Maddy Street
McGregor, MN 55760

Funeral Service
January 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Maddy Street
McGregor, MN 55760

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