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Joseph Matthew 'Joey, Little Joey' Julin

 

December 29, 2022

Julin, Joseph Matthew "Joey, Little Joey" 11/22/77 to 12/22/22 My beautiful son. My first born for 10 years. Oh the fun we had. You were my smart, kind, caring loving child. You were mom and dad's everything. You curious and challenged and questioned all. You were an explorer, free thinker who would rather be wandering in the wilderness or fishing with dad. You encountered many hurdles in your young life. You had made tremendous strides this past 13 months. You had plans; dreams. Your excitement for life was back. You had a deep love for family. You protected us at all costs. My son's greatest gift was his love for people. He was an amazing artist. His love for creative expression through his drawings, writings, beadwork, crocheting and other mediums. He was an avid reader and always curious about the written word from world religions to science fiction, he traveled the world and was well schooled through his love of books. Brother Clay is our rock. He taught us all about the meaning of life. He wants everyone to know you were his role model and always will be. "He was the best dad to my lovely ladies; Belle and Soph and Little Dude." We were all excited and had many plans over the holidays. You left suddenly and then said "Mamma I didn't mean to go. Mamma, I'm okay." Clay said, "Mamma, Joey always said stay solid. We have to stay solid and take care of mom." You are forever with us. I will find you in a soft breeze, a violent storm in the waves of the ocean. Our travels will continue. You are a part of us and we are a part of you. Wherever you go, you are home. For now Clay says you're are living at the North Pole. Until I meet up with you again, Love Mom.

He is survived by his children, Isabella, Sophia and Matthew, special friend Maryann, his amazing mom, Pam (Pamela Julin and John), father Joseph Julin and Elizabeth, brothers whom he loves so much, Clayton Julin, Jimmy Julin (Miana), Brandon Grimm, sister Krissy (T), grandmothers, Yvonne Bock and Violet Reyes. Uncles Mike (Michelle), Karl Bock, Danny, Jon Sr. and Jack Reyes, Tony Julin. Aunties Bernadette Starr (Dale), Leslie Bock, Nickie Reyes, Vicky Reyes, Avis Poupart, Viola Bock, Susie Goodstar, Katy Benson (Scott), Sue Roman (Scott), Jennifer Julin. Cousins Eli (Kristine), Amelia (Riley), Franna (Mike), Malisa, Jennifer, Ralph (Dana), Angelica, Dean, Dennis, Erol, Kyle (Erica), Amber (Nick), Johny Jr., Gina, Jesse, Russ, Leanne, Wayne, Aaron, Jordan, Ari, Maj, Hailey, Alexandra, Heather and Nicole. Preceded in death by our Patriarch Grandfather Ralph Bock and James Julin, grandmother Margaret Julin, great niece Alexia, Uncle Richie and Big Wayne. As we journey on, my heart is full with all of your kind words and love for my precious son and brothers. I'm forever grateful to Auntie Nikki, Violet, Uncle Dan, Little Johnny for always leaving your door open and for taking care of Piggy. I will forever be grateful to Lynda Mohs for always being there for me. Also to Joey's boys; Bucky, Bounsa, Red, Thomas, Miles, Ryan and Nate. Gratitude to Mercy Adams and Steve Stoltz. Forgive me if I've forgotten anyone. Thank you all for being a part of my sons' life journey. "If you fall 100 times, I will be there to pick you up." -Bounsa-

The memorial service will be held Friday, December 30, 3-4pm family, 4-5 visitation and 5-6 service at Bradshaw, 3131 Minnehaha Avenue South, 55406. Please join us to gather together after the service at the Eagles to celebrate Joey. I asked Clay and Jimmy what we should serve. Clay said "Cheese burgers and fries. Joey's favorite!" Libations will be served. Memorials preferred to: Southside Services Opening doors for people with disabilities. 3702 East Lake Street, #201 Minneapolis, MN 55406 NAH/Natives Against Heroin James Cross "Boots on the ground." 670 Stryker Avenue, #203 St. Paul, MN 55107

 

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