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Joseph "Joie" Alan Roberts

June 12, 1991 — January 3, 2019

Memorial services for Joseph “Joie” Alan Roberts, age 27 of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Assembly of God Church in Albert Lea.  Pastor Ryan Quigley will officiate.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at


On Thursday, January 3, 2019, Joie tragically passed away at the age of 27.


Joie was born on June 12, 1991 to Chad Alan Roberts and Tamera Denise (Jensen) Praska. Joie grew up in the Albert Lea area.  He received his GED as well as a certificate for welding.


Joie had a passion for cars, enjoyed mechanic and carpentry work.  He was a kind loving man and cherished time with family and friends.  He was always willing to help others.  He had his struggles, especially after the passing of his sister/best friend Christa.  When she passed, it was as though a piece of him left also.  We would like him to be remembered for his big tight hugs, great smile, compassionate heart, witty spirit and not for his flaws.


Joie is survived by his children, Mykkal Roberts, Lilyahna Roberts, and James Ackerman; father, Chad Roberts; dad, Donald Praska; brothers, Brandon (fiancée, Mikki Saltou) and Derek (Heather) Praska; sister, Ashley (Hunter) Hood; grandparents, Cullins (Barbara) Roberts, Sandra (Richard) Lestrud and Cheryl Cummins; great-grandma, Betty Jones; uncles, Barry (fiancée, Dawn) Roberts, Troy (Amy) Jensen, and Chad (Misty Spilde) Jensen; aunts Kathy Talamantes and Brenda Wyant; great-uncles, Perry (Penny) Jensen, Martin Modderman, Leon, Jr. (Carrie) Roberts, and James (Kyla) Jones; great-aunts, Joni Modderman, Jacki (Wade) Steve, Mary (Dale) Sorensen, Rose Modderman, Gretchen Hulleman, Anna (Robert) Hernadez, and Leona Helland; special friends, Beth Stensven and Lisa Blanchard; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.


Joie was preceded in death by his daughter, Christa Roberts, in infancy; mother, Tamera Praska; sister, Christa Moffitt; aunt, Baby girl Roberts; uncle, Michael Anderson; great-uncles, David Lang and Bruce Lang; great-aunts, Lezlie Carlsen and Renae Roberts; grandfather, Gary Jensen; and great-grandparents, Richard and Betty Lang, Beverly Modderman, Harry and Ardys Modderman, and Leon Roberts.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

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