Joseph “Joe” Flahavan Landrigan, age 71 of St. Thomas, ND passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at his home.
Joe was born December 13, 1951 to the late John and Mollie (Flahavan) Landrigan in Grand Forks, ND. He was raised in St. Thomas, ND where he attended St. Thomas Public School and played football. In 1969, Joe enlisted in the US Navy at age 18. He completed basic training in San Diego, CA. In 1970, he joined the Vietnam War onboard the U.S.S. Richard B. Anderson where he was stationed in Japan until he was honorably discharge in 1974.
Joe returned to St. Thomas, ND where he resided for the remainer of his life. He married in 1976 and was the proud father of 2 daughters. Joe attended Wahpeton State School of Science and graduated with degrees in Heating and Cooling and Plumbing.
Joe worked as a plumber and ran his own plumbing business for several years. He worked in Grafton at Kutz & O’Brien and at the boiler plant at the Developmental Center before retiring. Joe loved his daughters, grandchildren, longtime companion and friend Kim Littlejohn, dogs, friends, and his community. Joe enjoyed working on cars and raced stock cars at the Grand Forks Speedway, Hallock and Hamilton. He was an avid NASCAR and Steelers fan.
Joe will be greatly missed by his children: Jayce (Richie) Schumacher, Grafton, ND, Keeley (Paul) Ray, Maple Grove, MN; 7 grandchildren Greer, John, Elle, and Jack Schumacher and Fallon, Arden, and Farrah Ray; sisters Kass (Jim) Mihelich, Tower, MN, Mollie (Gordon) Weis, Seabrook Island, SC; nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Mary Sue Landrigan, beloved dogs Sam and Sam 2.
Funeral Services will be held in St. Thomas on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church.Inurnent will follow at the St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. A lunch celebration will follow at the St. Thomas American Legion. Military rites will be provided by the St. Thomas American Legion and the US Navy Honor Guard.
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