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Neil R Josephson

October 7, 1949 — July 20, 2019

Neil Josephson, died on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, MN with Rev. Frank Picard officiating. 

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM, Wednesday, July 24, at Dobmeier Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Thursday. 

Neil Robert Josephson was born on October 7, 1949 to Charles Bernard and Ethel Christine (Rambeck) Josephson in Thief River Falls, MN.  He grew up in Goodridge, MN, Middle River, MN for 10 years, then Crookston for two years, and moved to Thief River Falls in 1962 and he graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls in 1967.  During his high school years, he enjoyed playing basketball.   He went on to attend Moorhead State University.  He began working at Silverline Boats for about 10 years.  He then owned his own company.  He began working for Roffe Containers in Moorhead for over 30 years, as operations manager until retirement. 

He was married to Barb in June of 1969.  They started out in Fargo for about a year, and then moved to acreage on the edge of Barnesville in 1972.  During those years, they raised horses, and many small animals.  They also showed and raised dogs.  He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren at their sporting events.  Over the years, he was a big supporter of 4-H and the saddle club. 

Neil is survived by his wife Barb, Barnesville, MN, two sons: Johnny Josephson and Robert (Rachael) Josephson, four grandchildren: Madison Josephson, Noah Josephson, Noelle and Emily Josephson, brother Mark (Judy) Josephson, Thief River Falls, MN, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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Visitation

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Dobmeier Funeral Home and Cremation Services

202 Front St N, Barnesville, MN 56514

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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202 Front St N, Barnesville, MN 56514

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Dobmeier Funeral Home and Cremation Services

202 Front St N, Barnesville, MN 56514

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