Joel Thomas Skjei, 49, Fargo passed away Monday, April 19 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.

Joel is survived by his son; Richard Skjei, parents; Mark and Jane (Dushinkse) Skjei, and brothers; Kevin and David Skjei.

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  1. Bronxville NYDear Jane,

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your son, Joel. We didn’t know Joel, but we have grown children of our own, and we can’t imagine the pain that must accompany losing one who has held such a place in your heart as Joel did.

    We hope that the support of family and friends gives you comfort in these earliest days and that soon your fond memories will displace the deepest sadness.

    Love to you,

    Alice and Mike Olson

  2. Skjei family,
    sorry to hear about Joey. I had not seen him for many years.As a parent I believe one of the worlds greatest tragedies is the loss of a child. I wish you many great memories in the years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Joey is in good conpany, probably playing cards with Gramps(Russ) or telling a bunch of kids stories.
    Rick Aslesen

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of Joel. I went to Ben and North with him and was a hockey fan so knew him through that. Missed him at the class reunions. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.

  4. I worked with Joel many years ago. We became friends and spent a lot of time together. Unfortunately we lost touch about 10 years ago. My deepest sympathy goes out to you.

  5. Mark and Jane, I have not known what to say. As you know, Joey was my best friend. I thank Joey, and your family for being part of my life. I share this sadness.

    Scott

  6. I worked with and became friends with Joel many years ago. He had a true and kind heart and a personality that welcomed all. He always shared his ideas and passions but never failed to listen and truly hear others.

    I feel blessed to have known him.
    My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

  7. Moorhead MN
    Richard, my thoughts are with you. This has to be incredibly hard time for you. If you ever need someone to talk to, email me or stop by school.
    your former english teaher and advisor,
    Cindy Bullis

  8. I was shocked to read this, he lived close to me and we worked together at the Holiday Inn. he was actually my first ever date!! I wish someone could email me and let me know what happened?

  9. Surprise AZ
    We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. We remember him as a vibrant young man when he would come by our house during high school days. Our thoughts are with your family.
    Chuck & Karen Nelson (Scott’s mom & dad)

  10. I’m sad to find out about the passing of Joey. Joey was a good friend of mine during and after high school. We lost touch many years ago and in searching I found out about his death. My deepest condolences to all of his family.

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