Michael J. Faulkner, age 37, of Rothsay, MN, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Essentia Health hospital in Fargo, ND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 10 AM to 11 AM followed by his 11 AM funeral mass at St. Elizabeth's Parish in Elizabeth, MN. Fr. Wielinski will officiate the service. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth's Cemetery in Elizabeth at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gigi's Playhouse on 3224 20th St S, Fargo, ND, 58104. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge, MN.
Michael John Faulkner was born on July 22, 1984, in Breckenridge to Michael and Mary Lou (Lehn) Faulkner. He was raised in Rothsay and at 13 years old, he went to work for Yaggie Farms. At 16, he worked for Perkins.
In 2003, Michael graduated from Rothsay Public High School. He then went to work for Minn-Dak Farmer’s Cooperative and excelled. He became the lead technician of sugar loading and held that position for many years. He also spent time working construction and in the oil fields in Williston, ND. His health began to decline shortly thereafter but his hardworking spirit allowed him to be a truck driver and then back to Yaggie Farms driving tractor. He was so thankful to Robbie Ehlert, Allen Yaggie, and Richard Yaggie for the work. He enjoyed staying busy and always wanted to be helpful.
Michael’s hobbies included classic cars, riding his Harley-Davidson, and spending time with his family.
His selfless and loving personality will forever be missed by his children, Sutherlyn Faulkner, Berkley Faulkner, Dalton Faulkner, Taitym Faulkner, and Brody Faulkner; parents, Michael and Mary Lou Faulkner; his favorite little sister, Missy (Justin Larson) Faulkner; grandmother, Christina Lehn; and several other loving family members and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Sylvester Lehn and Cecil Faulkner; grandmother, Geraldine Kassahn; uncles, Donald Lehn and James Faulkner; aunt, Julia Lehn; and step-grandfather, Virgil Kassahn.
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