March 22, 2016
- 7:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior
March 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
March 25, 2016
- 4:00 PM
March 26, 2016
- 10:30 AM
Joel David Routledge, 40, Fargo, North Dakota lost his battle with cancer and passed away at Sanford Hospital on March 19, 2016 with his family at his side.
Joel was born on February 28, 1976 in Faulkton, South Dakota to Clyde and Judy (Parrow) Routledge.
Joel attended kindergarten through 4th grade at Lansford Public School. He attended the Anne Carlsen School in Jamestown, graduating from 8th grade there in 1990. Joel returned home to go to high school, graduating from Glenburn High School in 1994. From September 1994 through June 1995, Joel went to the Courage Center in Minneapolis.
In June of 1995, Joel returned to Fargo. He attended Northwest Technical College and received and Associate Degree in Business. For the past 17 years, Joel has worked for Noridian in Fargo.
Those who knew Joel, know he was an avid sports fan. From the time he was small, the Boston Celtics, New York Mets, and Miami Dolphins were his teams. When his brothers, began to play sports, he was always their number one fan cheering on the Lansford Cubs, and then the Glenburn Panthers. Since living in Fargo, the NDSU Bison were always cheered on by him and in the summer, the RedHawks baseball team.
Joel loved his family. His nieces and nephews were very special to him. He was loved by anyone who knew him and he will be greatly missed.
Joel is survived by his parents, Clyde and Judy of Lansford; brothers, Doug (Dawn Rittenbach), of Fargo, and Greg (Jenni) of Minot; nieces and nephews, Zachary, Samantha, and Alexa Routledge of Fargo, and Julia and William Routledge of Minot; grandfather, Don Parrow of Minot; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Joel was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Beatrice Routledge; and maternal grandmother, Carol Parrow.
There will be a funeral service at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Flame of Faith United Methodist Church, West Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.
There will be a visitation from 1-4:00 PM with a family service following at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home in Minot. The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Trinity United Church in Lansford, ND. Burial at the Lansford Cemetery.