Joseph R. "Pogie" MUNOS
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Age 23 of South Saint Paul Loving son, brother, uncle Passed unexpectedly June 13, 2017. Preceded by grandparents Carolee & Chico Munos, Robert Smith & Sharon Leier; & uncle Brian Smith. Survived by parents Mike & Julie Munos; siblings Bethany (Soren), Lydia (Christopher), Michael, Jesse (Bri); niece Grace; girl friend Jessaca & many other relatives & friends. "Joey" was an avid outdoors man who loved fishing, hunting & four-wheeling. He was a natural athlete and 3 time MN State High School wrestling champ. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Monday (June 19, 2017) at River Valley Church, 875 Blue Gentian Road, Eagan. Visitation Sunday 4-7pm at the church & 1 hour prior to the service. 651-451-1551

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Published in Pioneer Press on Jun. 15, 2017.
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June 12, 2019
Think of you frequently, such a smart talented young man! You are missed!
Jean Purrier
June 20, 2017
Dear Mike, Julie and family, Words fail to express the sadness we feel in this loss to your family. Of course, our memories of Joey pretty much end with the strong, wirey little peanut we knew when you lived on Manomin, but what sweet memories they are of a special little boy. Our hearts go out to you as you miss your son, brother and uncle. We trust you to the tender care of our dear Abba, who is more than sufficient to meet even this tremendous need. Lifting you to the One who reigns, Dave and Judy Glaze
Dave and Judy Glaze
June 19, 2017
A great person from a great family,a great loss for all of us.Rest in peace Jojo.
Thad Gambill
June 19, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. Joe was one of the finest young men I have ever met.
Alan Dungan
June 19, 2017
I am sending your family a heartfelt sympathy for your Los! With condolences, from Karin Thue ( a nayboer of The smith in Lino Lakes)
June 19, 2017
There are no words I know that would adequately express the sorrow felt in my heart for your family. May your faith and God's love carry you though this difficult time as you grapple with trying to make sense of this tragedy. I send to you all love and light and prayers of healing. Blessings,
Shari Crowe
June 19, 2017
You will be in our thoughts and prayers! We are so sorry for your loss! MNTC parents! May God guide you thru this!

Dave and Kathy Forpahl
MNTC parents of Wade
Kathy Forpahl
June 19, 2017
We are so sorry for the loss of Joey.The courage and compassion Joey lived with will always be here for all who knew him.What an inspiritional young man!

Lou &Tim Ryan
June 18, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I saw you son twice at my home visiting my son. He was such a beautiful kind soul. God bless you and Joey. My heart goes out to you.
Marlys Staples
June 16, 2017
The best die young he's now one of gods angles our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Beth Simbeck
June 16, 2017
So Sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Nina (Albrecht) Christoffersen
June 16, 2017
May you feel the Lord's embrace at this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Amazing kid!
Jean Purrier
June 16, 2017
I once heard "What is gained in love is greater than what is lost in death." Joey most certainly lived with love. Every day. His kindness, the twinkle in his eye, the depth of his friendships and the love and respect through which he lived his life will be cherished by many. I cant imagine the pain of your loss and hope that you find comfort.
Kay Hoskins, SSP teacher
June 16, 2017
Mike, Julie and family--We are so very sorry. Our hearts are breaking for you in the loss of your beautiful son. We are praying for you.
Jim and Sue Olson
June 16, 2017
So sorry for your loss loss! My thoughts and prayers are with with all of the family.
Julie Athey
June 16, 2017
Im so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you peace and the strength to endure through this very difficult time. Again, my condolences to your family.
Carol B
June 15, 2017
W. Carey
June 15, 2017
Prayers for the family and friends left behind. Prayers for peace and strength during this horrible time. Rest In Peace Joey! Your time here was too short, but I know that you are in the arms of God in a much better place.
Pam Kennedy Scheriger
June 15, 2017
With heavy heart I send my condolences to the Munoz Family. To young and to soon. May you find peace in Joseph's memories.
Maureen Wobig (Windsh)
June 15, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to the Munos Family. I will always remember what a sensitive, caring and polite boy he was growing up. He was always welcome at our house and was one the few "neighborhood boys" that our dog trusted fully. They say dogs know best, and I know our Suzie had him pegged as someone who could be trusted to treat her well. Again, we are so sorry for your loss that words can't even express how we feel. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Wanda Reuter
June 15, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a handsome young man. Remembering you in thoughts and prayers.
June 15, 2017
I am deeply sorry for the great loss that has accured in your family. You folks don't know me, but your story rings close to my heart, as I've lived through such loss in my family as well. The loss of a loved one is especially tragic when the one you lose is so young, and so full of life, and it makes it all so much more cruel to our own souls.
The biggest point I pray to get across, is that you all still have each other, and you all will ALWAYS have the memories. So please hold the memories close, and each other even closer.
God bless you all.
Darrin Lumby
June 15, 2017
So sorry for your unexpected loss i will keep you in my prayers
June 15, 2017
As lifelong friends of the Munoz family, my family was devastated upon hearing the tragic news about Joey... Joey and his father mike introduced my two sons to wrestling.. We were priviledged to witness all Joeys state championships as a youth wrestler and as a high school wrestler.. Though our fondest memories are of joey, his brothers, and my sons at the hotel rooms , the hotel pools, the running in the hallways, the wrestling on the beds, then getting up in the morning and them taking care of business on the mat the next day... Two weeks ago my son Pedro called me and he sounded so excited he told he had just seen and talked to joey at a work site.. Joey had that kind of effect on us!!! Joey you will never be forgotten by my family, you will live in our hearts forever!! R.I.P. Joey...
Roman, milissa, monique, pedro, maya, rodolfo de la o
June 15, 2017
We have dreams for our Children's future that we believe will become real one day- and they never involve a tragedy like this. We are so very sorry. Joey was an amazingly kind soul who reached out to support Sydney and we are all very grateful for his open, honest and positive approach to lift her up and to help others. He will be remembered always for his amazing gifts and talents as well as his kindhearted soul. Our prayers for you all.
Bernie and Jean Kolnberger
June 15, 2017
Our hearts go out to your entire family. Our son Alex was a friend of Joey's and we too lost him too soon. May you find peace in the memories you have. We are so sorry for your loss!
Clark & Laurie Fenske
June 15, 2017
So sorry for your unexpected loss... thoughts and prayers are with y'all during this!!
Ann Wing
June 15, 2017
Mike and family,
Words can not express the depth of our sympathy. We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and holding you in our hearts.
Tommy & Tori Jensen
June 15, 2017
Sending my sincere condolences to your family. May prayer be a great comfort to your family during this time. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
June 15, 2017
Brynn told me about you loosing your brother, I am so sorry to hear about it Bethany. Will have all of you in my Prayers
Carol McBroom
June 15, 2017
Mike, Julie, Bethany and family,
My heart goes out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Your pain is unimaginable. May god's healing grace bring you some peace in the days ahead.
Love to you all...
Karen Edwards
June 15, 2017
To the Munos family, we are so very sorry to hear about Joey. We really enjoyed watching him wrestle - he was so gifted. Our sincere condolences to the family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Kim and Joe Tuccitto
June 15, 2017
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences goes out to the Munoz family and Munoz clan. Our families have been friends since our days on the West Side Flats. We have always appreciated the work Mike and Joey did giving our grandsons the jump start to wrestling. In fact our grandson's first wrestling singlet came from Joey .
We can not begin to feel the sorrow and sadness that must be in the hearts of all the Munozs' and Joey's friends , but we certainly understand. May you all find peace and solace with the Creator during this most difficult time. Joey will continue to live in the hearts of so many people he impacted. May he now Rest In Peace
The de la O 's
June 15, 2017
Mike, Julie and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Joey, I remember him winning the state high school wrestling championship, such a classy person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these most difficult times.

Love Always,
Ken, Kim, Lilly and Grace Klein
June 15, 2017
I met Joey as a spunky, 8th grade student in my science class. He was such a ball of energy- and so fun to be around. It was fun seeing him in the halls throughout HS and watching him grow into a young man. My heart aches knowing the grief you all are going through. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God Bless You.
Kathleen Babich
June 15, 2017
Michael and Julie Julie I feel your pain you son will always be a part of you and his dad .I hope I never have to go through the pain of loosing a child But we don't get those choices on God knows but still we never want to let our kids go no matter what age I always remember our friendship dear friend even though we don't see each other we know each from a young age Julie may these days I hope keep you strong for your family I think it will love you prayers for your family see you Monday
Annette Jacoby
June 15, 2017
Our very deepest condolences are with your family!
My last memory of this guy with the brightest smile one has seen; "Hey Joe" I hollered and tossed him a protein bar. Our prayers will continue to be with you.
Dave & Kathy Forpahl
June 15, 2017
Condolences from the Jensen family....Kevin, Karen, Jarred (Oftedahl), Carly ( Oftedahl), Dmitriy and if he was still with us Cola who wrestled Joey in State section finals in 2011 when they were both ranked.
Karen Jensen
June 15, 2017
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