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Joe Allen Gaarsland
  • 35 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 9, 1980
  • Place of birth:
    Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of passing: May 22, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Let the memory of Joe be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joe Gaarsland, 35, born on February 9, 1980 and passed away on May 22, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Desiree Reich on 15th February 2016

"I miss you so much my brother, I can't believe that its almost been 9 months since iv seen ur smile and heared ur contagious laughter, oh what I wouldn't do to have u back!!! I wish heaven had visiting hours and a phone. Since you have been gone iv only had one dream of you and me together having our sibling time like we did a lot when we were younger, I want many more of those happy dreams so Joey plz come visit me in my deams again!! Love and miss you every single day...love ur sis!!"

This tribute was added by carolyn wickner on 9th February 2016

"Happy Birthday My Son I Love You And Miss You !"

This tribute was added by Desiree Reich on 22nd January 2016

"ur birthday is just around the corner and I never thought that our family would have to visit your memorial site instead of a restaurant or in the comfort of your home :'( you where supposed to be turning 36 this year! Rest in paradise big brother,  you are so deeply loved and missed by many <3  #forever35"

This tribute was added by carolyn wickner on 19th January 2016

"It’s Your World Now”
Written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin
From the Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden album

A perfect day, the sun is sinkin’ low
As evening falls, the gentle breezes blow
The time we shared went by so fast
Just like a dream, we knew it couldn’t last
But I’d do it all again
If I could, somehow
But I must be leavin’ soon
It’s your world now

It’s your world now
My race is run
I’m moving on
Like the setting sun
No sad goodbyes
No tears allowed
You’ll be alright
It’s your world now

Even when we are apart
You’ll always be in my heart
When dark clouds appear in the sky
Remember true love never dies

But first a kiss, one glass of wine
Just one more dance while there’s still time
My one last wish: someday, you’ll see
How hard I tried and how much you meant to me

It’s your world now
Use well your time
Be part of something good
Leave something good behind
The curtain falls
I take my bow
That’s how it’s meant to be
It’s your world now
It’s your world now"

This tribute was added by Desiree Reich on 16th January 2016

"To my dearest big brother Joey, I miss you so much its physically hurts my heart and soul :'( all I have now is the beautiful memories we shared, I can't even put it into words of how much u mean to me, you were one of my greatest blessings ever, I cherished you more then you ever knew, you never ever let me down, always there even when we were miles apart, you always made sure that I knew how much you loved me, weather it was a hug, phone call, a letter or card when we lived far apart or just a simple I love you before we would hang up the phone after talking for hours on the phone talking about life or just to shoot the shit, God gave me you for a brother for a reason and I always have thanked him for that!  We didnt fight very often cuz its not how we were, there was always gut crushing laughter when we were together and thats what I miss the most :-) the day I lost u was very hard but knowing that you are never coming back is something that I cant even wrap my head around :-( Joey im asking u to plz help me walk threw this hell called grief, I never new what hell was till u left, im so sad all the time, my heart feels forever broken and I need u to let me know that its ok to take the next of many steps of this grief cuz I feel like if I take the next step in trying to heal means im taking a step further away from you and that scares the hell out of me, if that makes any sense? idk? Thats just the only was I can explain it I guess. I know I will never stop missing or loving you EVER!!  I Love you to heaven and back and untill my time here on earth is done ill be missing you and ill see you when the gates of heaven open up for me :-)"

This tribute was added by Jeremy Engquist on 16th January 2016

"Great Person!!"

This tribute was added by carolyn wickner on 16th January 2016

"O my Joe I miss you so much..life is just not the same..I want to THANK YOU ! I never realized how much you taught me about life and just being kind, The way you looked at life was totally amazing , live for today , forgive always, and be kind at all costs , always make people laugh and always treasure and adore your family , but most of all be proud of who you are and always standing up for what you believe in...I WAS SO PROUD OF YOU , SO PROUD TO STAND BY YOUR SIDE AND BRAG ABOUT YOU BEING MY SON ..i LOVE YOU !"

This tribute was added by Heather Tveit on 15th January 2016

"I will always wonder what it would be like to finally meet my cousin I always heard about how he was the best father, husband, brother, and friend all in one. That's what most call an "angel", I am disappointed that I never got to meet him in person. You are more than loved by your family and I am blessed to be a part of your family you father and my mother were siblings that makes us cousins for life and I will miss you because we are family and God will always be with those we love. I am sorry that you couldn't say goodbye or I love you to your family one last time before God called you to sit with him. I know they miss their angel and you know God will continue to watch over them. Always your fam Heather"

This tribute was added by Lori Robinson on 15th January 2016

"We will alway miss Joe, he will never be forgotten!! We love you joe!!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Braman on 15th January 2016

"Death can hurt us
claim our tears
steal our hope
focus our fears
It is not forever, for in our hearts are Joe's memories, never to be taken away. We win..."

This tribute was added by carolyn wickner on 15th January 2016

"Always remembered , Never forgotten , always in my heart and always on my mind...."

This tribute was added by carolyn wickner on 15th January 2016

"Joe was A wonderful son, husband , father , brother and friend, he was so full of compassion ,kindness ,he would take the shirt off his back if you needed it, and loved to make people laugh and enjoy life. He didn't judge or make you feel bad over a mistake in judgement he would rather help you fix the problem, no matter how sad you were he could always get you to laugh as one of his friends said he always lit up a room , and another friend said he would never forget his stoner laugh . Please share your stories and leave A HELLO"


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