Julius D. Powell

October 9, 1943 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 74)
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Julius “Joel” Dwight Powell, age 74, of Warroad MN, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2018, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks ND.

Visitation will be held from 5-7:00pm, Thursday September 27, 2018, with a prayer service following at Helgeson Funeral Home in Warroad MN.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday, September 28, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church Warroad, with Pastor Mary Gilthvedt, officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Warroad, MN. Arrangements are made by Helgeson Funeral Home.

Julius Dwight Powell was born in Maddock ND, to Frank Powell and Aurelia (Marthe) Powell, on October 9, 1943.    He moved to Warroad in 1971, married Joan Lesley Olson on May 4, 1974, and together they had three children. He was a hard worker and worked for Cole Logging in the winter and was a fishing guide in the summers before he went to work for Marvin Window and Door in 1976, with his retirement in 2009. He was a veteran of the US Army, stationed in Germany, and US Army Reserves. Joel was an active member of the Warroad American Legion; enjoyed trapshooting, hunting and fishing; was an incredible wood-worker; took great pride in his yard and garden; and loved being with his family.

Joel is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Aurelia; brother, Roger Powell; sister-in-law, Sharon Powell.

Joel is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joan, sons Darin (Kim) and Jared (Keri), daughter Kyrsten (Philip) Zimpel, brothers Darwin and Doug (Renee), and nine incredible grandchildren: Meadow, Preston, Lincoln, Griffin, Xander, Hudson, Sawyer, Ihly, and Gabriel.

Pallbearers are his grandchildren; honorary pallbearers include all family and friends.

The family of Joel wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and staff at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau, Altru Cancer Center in Grand Forks, along with Altru Hospital.

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