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Joey M. Waters – Obituary

Name: Joey M. Waters

Age: 41

Born: 02-08-1978

Died: 08-27-2019

Celebration Lutheran Church, Sartell, Minnesota

Celebration Lutheran Church, Sartell, Minnesota

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell for Joey M. Waters, age 41, of New Brighton.  Joey earned her wings on Tuesday, August 27.  Pastor Jeff Sackett will preside.  Visitation will begin after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church in Sartell.

Joey was born February 8, 1978 in Duluth, MN to Kermit and Sharon (Zins) Waters.  She graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School in 1996. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Moorhead State in 2000, and her Master of Science in Education in 2012 from the University of Minnesota and her Master Degree in Education Administration in 2014 from Moorhead State. While at Moorhead State she played volleyball and basketball.  She went on to coach High School Girl’s Basketball at Osseo and Sauk Rapids High Schools.  She also coached the AAU travel teams.  She had finally reached her dream of becoming Vice Principal at Becker Intermediate School this July.

Joey is remembered for her love of travel, Duke University Basketball and the Minnesota Vikings.

Joey is survived by her mother Sharon (Tom) Olson of Sartell, siblings Chris (Brandon) Detlaff of Bismark, ND, Eric Olson of Sartell and Danielle Olson of Rogers, her father Kermit of AZ and many extended relatives and beloved friends.


Guestbook for Joey M. Waters

Heidi Berg
, Cousin
September 22, 2019, 3:48 am
Dear Sharon, so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful daughter. You have my deepest sympathy. Love, Heidi Berg
Lindsey Erickson
, Friend and coworker
September 16, 2019, 5:06 pm
Thank you for being a wonderful friend and coworker. I will keep with me wonderful memories of our time together including the following: -having you be a great peer reviewer in my classroom, being honest and reflective and able to share in a brave and vulnerable manner -leading the incredibly effective absent narratives learning academy -going to see the prescreening of If Beale Street Could Talk and grabbing vegan food beforehand -Meeting up at Denfeld for the equity camp and lunch -playing softball together this summer in Bloomington -Having dinner together at the Minnesota Humanities Center for the Educator Institute -Celebrating your new assistant principal position over lunch at Pizza Luce You will never be forgotten. Im forever grateful for your friendship.
Melissa Voecks
, friend
September 7, 2019, 8:06 pm
Rest in peace, sweet friend.
Monica Byron
, Co-Worker
September 7, 2019, 4:26 am
Rest in Heaven friend!
Lisa Baird
, Co-Worker
September 1, 2019, 1:49 pm
Joey- Your beautiful smile and sunny disposition will forever be missed. Those were a just a couple of the special gifts you brought to all of our lives. Rest in peace dear Joey.
Lisa Kalata
, Friend, colleague
September 1, 2019, 2:10 am
Im am so devastated to hear this. Joey always had such a wonderful strength and positive enthusiasm! She was a terrific advocate for our Richfield students! She will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to her loved ones.
Teneshia Poue Slempa
, College Friend
August 31, 2019, 12:32 am
There are no words to truly express my thoughts and feelings as I'm still trying to comprehend your passing. Even though we didn't keep in touch, I knew you were here and now... Can't believe it's been 22 years since we first met back in college. We had some fun times, especially working at the Fargo Youth Commission with all those kids. I'm not sure how we survived! I just remembered that you were chased one night by a seven year old with a crowbar. Those were the days! Love you and will miss you dearly.
Tia Clasen
, Colleague
August 30, 2019, 10:49 pm
I love you so much (even though you are a Vikings fan). Hamilton will forever be us. Absent Narrative will always be us. My love, my prayers, to your family and all of your friends. I will miss you.
Sarah Jesperson
, Friend, colleague
August 30, 2019, 8:44 pm
I was so shocked and saddened to hear this. Joey, thank you for always being such a kind supervisor and friend to me, even when I was being a brat :) You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. PS I'll make sure I cheer extra hard for the vikings this season.

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