Joseph David Mahlberg was born Oct. 9, 1961 to Albert and Magdalena (Kaiser) in Minneapolis. They lived in Anoka and moved to Braham in 1967. He graduated from Westview Senior High School, class of 1980. Joey had taken many different career paths; he worked on a highway crew, at Red’s TV & Appliances, owned the Jolly Tapper in Isanti, part owner of Mahlden Plumbing and Heating, and drove truck for Potrament Truck Line. Joey most recently worked as a plumber for both D & D Anderson Heating and Plumbing in Bradford and Northern Plumbing Tech in Elk River.
Joey was a true Jack-of-all-trades. Joey loved life and he lived it to the fullest. He was always on a bowling trip, hunting trip, or a snowmobile trip. Joey’s biggest passion was softball, it was a huge part of his life, from playing it to coaching it. Everyone knew and loved Coach Joey. Joey was always described as a Good Friend, One of a Kind, and a Great Guy. Joey was a big man, with a big heart and you could say he was larger than life.
He is survived by brother, Robert (Robyn) of Andover and their children Jaime (Troy) Grabow and their children, Abigail and Annika of Edina and Heather Mahlberg and her daughter, Peyton of Eldon, Mo. Joe is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother Al.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Delwayne Hahn officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.