Fred Armel

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June 13, 1948 – November 4, 2015

Fred Armell, of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was born in Winnebago, Nebraska and spent most of his life in Minnesota. Fred was a well-known artist; his paintings and drawings were always of a spiritual nature. He was a long-distance runner and took part in countless spiritual runs and walks, including the 1992 Peace and Dignity Journey.

Fred was a sun-dancer at Pipestone for many years. In the Twin Cities he volunteered serving free meals at the American Indian Center and helped with a gardening program in the Little Earth Community.

Fred bonded with people from all walks of life. He is survived by his son, Joaquin Armell, his sisters, Kay Jensen and Patty Armell and many other relatives.