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Joel Ernest Malkuch

Joel Ernest Malkuch July 4, 1940 - Jan. 2, 2014

WILLMAR - Joel Ernest (Joey) Malkuch, 53, of Willmar, died Thursday January 2, 2014 at Rice Memorial Hospital, in Willmar. His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Assembly of God, in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Salem Covenant Cemetery, in Pennock. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, in Willmar.

Joel was born to Max and Marjorie (Holmgren) Malkuch on July 4, 1960 at Rice Memorial Hospital, in Willmar. He was baptized into Christ at Willmar's Assembly of God. Growing up Joel attended Willmar Public School where he enjoyed joking with students and teachers. After his schooling, Joel worked at Kandi Works Developmental Achievement Center, in Kandiyohi. During this time he was very active in the Christian Faith. Joel enjoyed going to Sunday school and also the Jesus Cares Program. For Joel, life revolved around church, school, work, and family.

Joel is survived by his brother; Ross (Joanne) Malkuch of Pennock, sister; Becky (Dave) Benoit of Pennock, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Marjorie.