Niemela, Joseph Lowell 59

Niemela, Joseph Lowell age 59 of Cokato, passed away unexpectedly October 26, 2022. A memorial open house will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 2-4 PM at the Cokato Township shed. Joe was born May 22, 1963 to Paul and Louise (Anderson) Niemela in Litchfield, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in the First Apostolic Lutheran Church, Cokato. He graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1981.

Joe knew Jesus as his Lord and savior. For this reason, he made it known that he did not fear death. He was always willing to help his family and friends in need and was always seeking truth.

He is survived by his siblings, Paul “Mike” (Cheryl), Nathan (Nancy), Maria (Marcelo) Borja, Aaron (Bonnie), Vincent (Brenda), Larry (Elizabeth), Maurice (Sarah), Betsy (Brett) Ravis, and Amy, also numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Louise, grandparents, Carl and Sophia Niemela and Arthur and Senja Anderson.

Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com 320-286-2534