Hi friends and family of Joe,
For those that don't know me, I am Joe's favorite/only/younger sister, Amy Fox. I’m writing to share more about Joe, and to call on you who are closest to him to lift up his young family during this time.
Joe passed away in his sleep on Thursday, August 11th from a massive heart attack. As this was unexpected, our family is in shock and doing our best to make arrangements and determine what is ahead.
Joe leaves behind “his Queen”, wife Rachel, married on June 19, 2020. He also cherished his daughter Millie (6), and children he loved like his own - Mason (and wife Jess, along with his grandchildren Channing and baby boy due Oct), Maddie, McKinnley, Makiiya, and Montanna. He is welcomed in heaven by so many beloved family members including but not limited to his infant son Michael (2021), Grandpa Larry, Grandma Rose ready to play cards and Grandpa Harry who he will most certainly watch a baseball game with.
Joe was tender hearted with a strong exterior, an adventurous chef, trivia master, professionally driven, artistic and musically talented, a dog and cat lover, and recent landscaper. He loved catching up with friends new and old. Among all his interests, his family was his pride and joy for which he worked hard to support.
Our family is beyond grateful for the outpouring of kind words and willingness to help however you can. At this time, his immediate family would truly benefit from financial support – not only during this current crisis period, but as they navigate coming months and years ahead.
Statistically, the cost to raise and cover basic needs for one child in MN is over $14,000/year; Joe and Rachel have three at home. Joe was a proponent of community rallying to be a part of something big together. My hope is his community (that he considered family) from Iowa, college, work places and MN would be able to rally to provide for his most cherished wife and kids. On behalf of his family, thank you so much for your outpouring of love and support.
Psalm 24:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.