To view the live stream of today's service, click on link below. Joseph Frank Vakoch was born on June 5th, 1939 in Ada, Minnesota as one of three siblings. He faithfully served three things in his life: the Lord, the Army, and his wife, Luella. He married Luella (Diede) in February of 1981. Joe had many occupations during his lifetime, but his longest career was owning his service station, J & L Services, in Jamestown, ND. With pride, he served his community and took extra care to make sure everyone had safe, running vehicles and went above and beyond to ensure a full service was performed every time. It was his dedication to building relationships that set his service station apart. Joe and Lu spent many happy days camping, fishing, and traveling to visit their grandchildren, and they always had a dog by their side: (throughout the years) JJ, Khito, Sam, Ben, Buttons, and, now, PJ. They moved to Fargo in 2006 where Joe worked at the Flying J until the present. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and wife, Lu. Joe is survived by his daughters, Lisa Lee (Shawn Lee) and Sherry Ganser; his grandchildren, Briana Kelly (Jacob Grittman), Josh Ganser (Leah Hook), and Bella Lee (Alex Goodrie); his great grandchildren, Jameson Grittman and baby due in October 2022; and PJ.

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  1. Lisa snd Sherry so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joe and Linda Goehner

  2. Our condolences to Joe’s family. We enjoyed his service at J&L in Jamestown and his and Lu’s friendliness.

  3. I did not know Joe very long. I thought a lot of both Joe and Lu. Special people who loved the Lord I mss their presence at Faith Journey. RiP

  4. My sympathy to the family of Joe Vakoch. A wonderful person to know. Very sincere and loved life. I met him when he was married to my cousin Luella. Such a happy couple. Now they can celebrate their life together in a better place. Blessings to all of you

  5. Rest in peace Joe and Lu. You were the best friends to Pat and I. We had a great time in Sertoma also with alot of great couples.

  6. I am so glad I was able to get a final hug from Joe on the Sunday before his passing. Joe and Luella were always a delight to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and loved ones.

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