Joseph M. “Joe” Friberg, 87, of Como Park, died at home April 27. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 40 years. A U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II and Korea, Joe was a member of VFW Post 7555, an avid bowler, fisherman and all-round sports fan. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bettie Mae (Wilkerson); sons, Greg (Carol), Grant (Jan) and George (Joanne); daughters, Shannon (Tom Risor), Shelley (Bill) Pickett and Shawn; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 2 at Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Como Park, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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