Joe Skluzacek

Joe Skluzacek, age 61 of Lakeville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4-8PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11AM with a visitation 1-hour prior at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville. Joe will be laid to rest at All Saints Catholic Cemetery with Father Tom Wilson presiding.

Pallbearers will be Jared Simon, Jake Simon, Tyler Simon, Tristan Goblirsch, Aidan Goblirsch, and Jason Efta.

On May 7, 1958 at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague, parents Joseph F. and Agnes (Meduna) Skluzacek celebrated the birth of their only son, Joe. The family lived on a farm in Credit River Township. From a young age, Joe understood the value of handwork—he milked the cows and helped with farm chores.

Joe attended St. Michael Catholic School in Prior Lake and Lakeville High School. Following his graduation in 1976, Joe entered the workforce and furthered his education at vocational school. Joe took pride in being a mechanic. He worked for various companies over the years—Rosemont Office Systems, Performance Office Papers, and Styer Transportation.

While working at Rosemont Office Systems, Joe was introduced to Kim Everson. On October 1, 1988, Joe and Kim exchanged wedding vows at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in New Market. Joe gladly took on the role of being a father to Kim’s son, Andy. He went on to adopt Andy and later they were blessed with another son, Simon.

Joe was a family man. Whether it was his immediate or extended family, he was supportive of others. Joe was always quick to offer a helping hand! He encouraged his sons and later in life, his granddaughters, in their activities and sports. Joe was so proud of his family.

Along with his sons, Joe traveled to the Czech Republic in 2014 to explore his family history. Yet, the adventures continued at home. He experimented with cooking, went sky diving, played Nerf Guns with his granddaughters, and enjoyed attending church festivals & casinos with Kim. Joe was an avid collector of coins and frequently attended auctions. He always kept his eyes open for gifts to give Kim or his granddaughters.

Joe was a generous, caring man who is loved and missed by his wife, Kim; sons, Andy (Brandy) Skluzacek, Simon (special friend, Kelsey Brown) Skluzacek; grandchildren, Emily and Katlynn Skluzacek; sisters, Ag-Rita (Dave) Efta, Penny Skluzacek; other loving relatives and friends.
Joe is greeted in Heaven by his parents, Joseph F. and Agnes Skluzacek.

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  1. Kim, Andy and Simon – so very sorry for your loss, he was such a happy guy – always had a smile. I will keep all of you in my prayers

  2. Kim. I so sad to hear of Jim Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It’s so hard to lose our spouses. If I can help please call me. 651-437-8978
    Love. Sharon

  3. Gosh, I hadn’t seen Joe since high school but LwYs remember him fondly. My deepest sympathies.

  4. Kim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God surround you in His loving arms and lift all of you during this difficult time. May all the beautiful memories carry you forward.

  5. Kim, Simon, Andy and family so sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed. Sending my prayers

  6. Noel & Heather Kleindl

    Kim and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Brandy & Andy-
    So sorry for your sudden loss❤️

  8. Kim we are all thinking of you and we’ll say a prayer for Joe to have a fast trip to heaven Bob Julie Amy Ashley and Erin

  9. Kim Muenchow Pfleiger

    Kim and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Joe was my neighbor growing up, and I know what a good man he was.
    He will be missed by many.
    Sending my love and prayers to you all.

  10. Kim, Simon, Andy.
    So sorry for the loss of Joe. Joe was a wonderful coworker friend and always valued his thoughts and opinions when I would have a question on a trailer issue. I will truly miss talking with Joe when down at the office. Hope my message below will help in your healing.

    Thoughts and Beliefs about Joe Skluzacek

    Let it be known that Joe is watching over all of our lives down here on earth. By what I call the,

    “Balcony Of Life” When you 
are walking or facing North South East or West through the paths of life Joe is looking ahead down these paths to see if it is safe. So when you feel “warm and fuzzy” it is Joe telling you it is safe to walk download these paths to achieve and for fill your dreams. If you are cold or trip up in your walking step it is Joe telling you to be careful possible danger down the path ahead and will guide you through these dangers. This is one of many ways that Joe is in your heart and you are in his heart forever and ever. Amen. 


    The balcony of life is a place in heaven where our loved ones can go to view the rest of us down here on earth.

    Mike Schmidt.

  11. Aww my Dear sweet Cousin Joe Jim. Always Always had a good time with you. From singing Found a Peanut in the silos, to dragging a cow skull thru the field. in hopes my parents would let me take it home.
    You were always so kind. Never a bad comment about anyone, thou you probably thought some. Tons and tons of stories, I needed to hear them all.
    We all needed more time with you. Hug my Mom and Daddy up there.

  12. Mark & Vicki Adelmann

    Kim, Andy, Simon & Brandy, Joe was a very special man. Always a giving, kind, helpful and a joy to be around with. He always put everyone first above himself. It was a great blessing from God to have him here on earth and to have him touch our lives. God bless ❤️

  13. I always enjoyed visiting with Joe. Whether it was in Enggrens in years past or in Cub in recent years. Such a nice man. He was always so proud of his family and loved to share their stories. He will be greatly missed.

  14. I am so very sorry for your loss

  15. Steve and Bonnie Jarolimek

    We were so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. We will remember him and your entire family in our prayers.
    God Bless You.
    Steve and Bonnie Jarolimek and family

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