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Joseph (Joe Bee) V. Barrett Sr.

Joseph (Joe Bee) V. Barrett Sr. "Ogimaabines" (Head Thunderbird) Bear Clan, passed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at The Red Lake Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born to Myron & Laura (Lussier) Barrett Sr. on April 8, 1943 in Minneapolis , Minnesota . He lived his entire life in Red Lake, MN.

Joseph enjoyed bowling and was an avid boxing fan. He attended numerous matches (ringside seats included) in Las Vegas . He also enjoyed attending and dancing at Pow wows. He especially enjoyed having family gatherings and listening to his grandsons singing and drumming.

Joe worked hard all of his life as a trapper, commercial fisherman along with his Uncle Paul, and after many years of operating his own logging business he retired in 2008.

Survived by his wife: Rose (English) Barrett whom he married in Milbank , South Dakota on December 3, 1971. Three daughters: Dawn (Wally) Barrett, April (Descart) Barrett and Buffy Osorio all of Red Lake; a son: Greg Barrett of Minneapolis; eight grandchildren: Lauren, Courtney, Katelyn, Kennedy, Justin, Jaren, Leann and Jolene; three great granddaughters and two great grandsons; a brother: Myron (Carol) Barrett of Ponemah, Minnesota and by a sister: Laura (Dave) Schussman of Bemidji, MN; aunts: Patsy White, Melvina (Paul) Smith and Dora Hart all of Red Lake,MN; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father, mother and by a son: Joe Barrett Jr.

Traditional Funeral Services for Joe Bee will be held on Saturday, November 9th at 12 Noon at The Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake . Lee Staples will officiate.

Interment will follow at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Red Lake, MN.

An all night wake will begin on Thursday, November 7th beginning at 2:00 P.M. & Friday, November 8th at the Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake , Minnesota and continue until time of services on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Larry Gebeck, Paul Smith Jr., Todd Smith, Anthony White, Charlie Grolla and Jon Richards.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted , Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


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