(New) St. Michael Catholic Chu
Joseph Francis Joey Bongaarts, age 21, of Albertville died accidentally on Saturday, March 8, 2008 near Brainerd.
He was born on February 9, 1987 in Coon Rapids the son of Robert E. & Sandra M. Zachman Bongaarts.
Joey graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School in 2005 and was currently a student at Hennepin Technical College.
He was also employed at the St. Michael-Albertville arena.
Joey was an active bowler, enjoyed playing softball and snow boarding.
He was a faithful member of The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.
Survived by his loving parents: Robert E. & Sandra M. Bongaarts of Albertville; a sister: Jessica Bongaarts of Albertville; girlfriend: Ashley Myers; grandparents:Norbert & Verena Zachman of St. Michael and Gordy & Helen Bongaarts of Hanover; aunts, uncles, cousins, other realatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph Francis Joey Bongaarts was held on Wednesday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Father Michael Becker was the celebrant and interment followed at The St. Michael Cemetery.
A visitation was held on Tuesday, March 10th from 4-9 P.M. at the church.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Tommy Kododo, Kelly Zachman, Megan Dingley, Tabatha Forness, Jessica Chopp and Beau Toutloff.