Joseph Paul Chicos, age 61, loving father, brother, uncle and friend, went to “the big blue sky” peacefully surrounded by his daughter Samantha and family on Saturday, August 3, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 9, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland, MN with Father Antony Arokiyam officiating. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM on Thursday at Friedrich Funeral Chapel, New Richland, and again one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Joseph was born September 2, 1957 in Wells, MN the son of Charles and Ann (Stiles) Chicos. He graduated from Freeborn High School in 1976. Joseph was married to Patricia Becker and they had a daughter, Samantha Jo, and later Joseph adopted Jamie Becker.
Joseph was employed as a lumber yard worker for Lamperts in Wells, a book binder for Brown Printing in Waseca, and a feed operator for Cargill in New Richland. He also worked with Mink Farms as well as on the farms of his father and his brothers.
In his spare time, Joseph enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, bowling, broomball, darts, fast and slow pitch softball, watching the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed going to the Owatonna fair with his daughter, Samantha and playing skee ball. Spending time with his family and friends was very important to him. Joseph was also a member of the Freeborn Gun Club.
Survivors include his daughter, Samantha Jo Chicos of Kenmore WA; son, Jamie Becker of Avon, MN; brothers and sisters, Jim (Renee) Chicos of New Richland, Steve (Randi) Chicos of Austin, MN, Jane (Shahriar) Beyzavi of Jessup, MD, Tim (Shelly) Chicos of Owatonna, Mark (Jacqueline) Chicos of Waseca, Liz Chicos of Rochester, Andy Chicos of New Richland, Larry Chicos of New Richland, Deb Chicos of Waconia, MN, and Becky Chicos of Rochester; brothers in-law, Bill Freytag of Rochester and Dennis Dormady of Rochester.
Joseph is preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas and Monika Chicos and Mary and Henry Stiles; parents, Charles and Ann Chicos; sisters, Susan Freytag and Mary Dormady; and nephews, Anthony and Edwin Chicos.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
Joseph will be forever loved and missed. Blessed be his memory.