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Obituary: Faye Joann Hurst

Faye Joann Hurst, 69, died peacefully Oct. 19, 2021 in her home, surrounded by the love and care of her children. She was born in Moose Lake on Sept. 7, 1952, to Arthur and Hetty (Aho) Korpela.

Faye grew up in Cromwell and settled down to raise a family in Barnum after she married her true love, Dennis Hurst. Dennis and Faye enjoyed traveling and sightseeing as well as fixing and remodeling homes for their family. She worked for many years as the business manager for the Barnum school district.

She loved the University of Minnesota sports teams, the Gophers, especially basketball, but her really favorite teams were any her grandchildren were on. Faye enjoyed numerous cruises and vacations with her friends throughout the years. She was an excellent baker, enjoyed crocheting, and was notorious for keeping a clean home. Above all else, Faye cherished time spent with her grandkids and lived for moments with her family.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; her parents, Arthur and Hetty; grandson, Daniel; and brother-in-law, David Hurst.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Dawn Hurst-Valure, Corey (Roxanne) Hurst, David (Shanelle) Hurst, and Cassandra (Brian) Johnson; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Marlene, Carol, Jean, Diane, Linda and Larry; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

A memorial service was held Oct. 26 in Barnum Community Methodist Church, with inurnment in Barnum Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home.

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