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Philip Thomas Faragher

February 15, 1928 November 19, 2015
Philip Thomas Faragher
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Obituary for Philip Thomas Faragher

Worthington, MN


      Philip Thomas “Cookie” Faragher, age 87, died on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center in Worthington, MN.

      Phil was born and raised in Little Rock Township, Ellsworth, MN, the son of William and Sarah (Wilson) Faragher. He married Joyce Madison on November 23, 1955, in Adrian, MN. Phil entered the United States Army and proudly served in Korea for eighteen months, returning home in December of 1952. He talked about his time in the service every day and even on his last night. He worked for Loviern Electric & Plumbing & Heating. After his duty with the service, he went to work at Nobles County Highway Department. He continued to work there for 36 years and enjoyed lots of good times there.

      Phil loved going fishing, hunting, working in the garage, and telling his grandsons what to do on their vehicles.

      Phil leaves his wife of 60 years, Joyce (Madison) Faragher of Worthington, MN; sons, Jeff (Lynnette) Faragher of Worthington, MN and their children, Courtney and Nathan and Glen (Lynnea) Faragher of Worthington, MN and their children, Shelby, Tyler, and Jon; sister, Gwen Trytten of Albert Lea, MN, and nieces and nephews.

      Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Phil’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington.

      Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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