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Joseph Charles Pelchat


August 31, 2020

Joseph Charles Pelchat

May 19th, 1982 - August 28, 2020

Joseph Charles Pelchat, age 38, of Minneapolis, MN journeyed to the Spirit World on August 28, 2020.

He was born on May 19, 1982 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Joseph C. Pelchat and Diana (Archambault) Smoky Day.

Joseph was a hard worker, having worked since he was 12 years old. He took great pride in his work and was a business owner at one time. He enjoyed going to the casino, listening to music and loved his daughters.

Survived by his daughters Julia Pelchat and Autumn Pelchat; mother Diana (Kevin) Smoky Day; brother Ricky Pelchat; sisters Crystal Pelchat, Miranda Archambault and Erica Lussier; girlfriend Rhonda Hunt and her children Devon Jr. and Teyah; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father; grandmother Amelia Carson-Cook; grandfather Joseph Charles Pelchat; grandmother Elaine Archambault; grandfather Ernie Fairbanks; great-grandmother Ida Cook; great-grandfather Teddy Cook; many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Feast and send off for Joseph Pelchat will be held Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Red Lake Community Center. Charles Grolla will be the spiritual advisor.

An all-night wake will be held Sunday, August 30th at the Red Lake Community Center beginning at 5:00 PM. Traditional service and feast at 6:00 PM.

Interment at noon at St. Mary's Cemetery, Red Lake, MN.

Honorary casket bearers are Craig Sayers, Raymond Sayers, Harlan McNeil, Dougie Cook, Ellwood Archambault, Bryan Archambault, Blaine Archambault & Kevin Archambault.

Casket Bearers will be Craig Cook, Clayton Cook, Rodney Spears Jr., Teddi Crowe, Michael Wanna, Stacy Archambault, Daniel Archambault and Aaron Morrison.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with funeral arrangements. On-line condolences can be made at

All night wake:

Sunday, August 30th, 2020 - 5:00 P.M.

Traditional service and feast - 6:00 P.M.

Red Lake Community Center

Red Lake, Minnesota

Feast & Send Off:

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:00 A.M.

Red Lake Community Center

Red Lake, Minnesota


St. Mary's Cemetery

Red Lake, Minnesota


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