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Joseph John Kendall

Joseph John Kendall

Joseph John Kendall, 69, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 in Menahga.

Joe was born Nov. 25, 1943 to Ollie and Alfrieda (Holler) Kendall. He at-tended school in Osage and Park Rapids.

He proudly served our country in the Air Force. Upon his medical discharge from the military, he returned to Minnesota where he worked at many various jobs throughout the state.

Eventually, Joe re-turned to Osage where he once again could enjoy all the area had to offer and he could satisfy his love for fishing. Many people in Osage knew Joe as a dependable handyman and a jack-of-all-trades.

Joe also stayed at home to care for his father and mother until their deaths in 1978 and 2004. He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as "quite a character" and a great storyteller. Joe did not believe in letting the truth get in the way of a good story.

He is survived by two older sisters, Darlene Bestland of Marine on St. Croix and Lottie (Tom) Mettert of Osage; five younger sisters, Kathryn (Sava) Filipovic of Florida, Judy (Ron) Girtz of Park Rapids, Laurie (Terry) Kimball of Osage, Sharyl (Bob) Sanford of Menahga, Denise (Dave) Smith of Park Rapids and Mary of Thief River Falls; five younger brothers, Donald (Joyce) of Osage, Jerald (Pat) of Rochert, Oliver of Detroit Lakes, Tom and Dale of Osage; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Time of Remembrance: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids.

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