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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 8:35 am | Updated: 8:35 am, Mon Jun 10, 2019.

Richard Lee Farah, 80, McGregor, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Castle Ridge Care Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Richard was born March 19, 1039, in Aitkin, Minnesota the son of George and Clara (Villeniuve) Farah. He grew up and attended schools in McGregor. He married Elaine I. Hutar on May 9, 1959, in McGregor. They made their home in North Minneapolis for two years and then moved to Circle Pines in 1966. Richard worked for Hyman Freightways in Roseville as a truck driver. When Richard and Elaine retired in 1995, they moved back to McGregor and made their home on Big Sandy Lake. Richard enjoyed hanging out with the family, fishing, cars, vintage snowmobiles and his precious yorkie, Lily. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He is survived by son: Brent Farah, Circle Pines; daughters: Kim (Gregory) Anderson, Plymouth; Dawn Nygren, Eden Prairie; grandchildren: Andrew (Catie) Farah, Eric Anderson, Kevin (Stephanie) Anderson, Denae (Charles) Ellson, Danielle Nygren; great-grandchildren: Mason Farah and Makenna Farah; brother: Joe (Eileen) Farah , McGregor; and sister: Kathy (Bill) Hendrickson, St. Peter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elaine in August 2018; and one sister.

A memorial mass will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor with Fr. David Forsman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Rice River Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home and Cremation Service.


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