Joseph “Joie” Roberts, 1991-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

Joseph “Joie” Roberts

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

Joie was born 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.

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Joie had a passion for cars and 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. His family 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 (fiancee, 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 (fiancee, 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.