Joseph Michels

Feb. 27, 2018 – Jan. 21, 2022

MOHALL – Joseph Ber-

nard Michels, 3, Mohall,

went home to our Lord

Jesus on Friday, Jan. 21,

2022, at a Fargo hospital

from complications due to


Joseph was born on

Feb. 27, 2018, in Minot, to

Brian and Kristie (Clark)

Michels. The youngest of

five boys, Joseph brought

so much joy to everyone

he encountered in his

short time here on earth.

He adored “the brothers”

and loved to play army,

knights, and being read to.

He also had a special love

of music, singing songs,

and playing air guitar.

Joseph enjoyed playing

at his tool bench in the

shop, riding in tractors,

his dad’s 1968 Chevy

pickup, and the family

motorhome and usually

had an eye out for a play-

ground. Joseph’s favorite

food was pie, which he

often got to eat for break-

fast. He was always excit-

ed to pray with the family

and had several prayers


On Jan. 1, 2022, the

Solemnity of Mary, the

Holy Mother of God,

Joseph received the Sacra-

ment of Confirmation,

was invested in the

Brown Scapular of Our

Lady of Mt. Carmel and in

the Miraculous Medal of

Our Lady. During his ill-

ness, he exhibited great

strength and courage to

those caring for him. He

witnessed to many how to

suffer with grace.

Family: Parents, Brian

and Kristie Michels,

Mohall; “the brothers,”

Alan, Matthew, Luke, and

Anthony Michels, all of

Mohall; paternal

grandparents, Stan and

Marian Michels, Mohall;

maternal grandmother,

Carol Clark, Minot;

great-grandparents, Don

and AnnaMae Braun,

Rosholt, S.D.; uncles and

aunts, Craig and Katie

Michels, Fargo, Paul and

Kim Burns, and Wayde

Clark, all of Minot;

cousins, Autumn Burns,

Minot, Ruth, Isaac and

Eva Michels, Fargo; God-

parents, Don and Deb

Myaer, Mohall; and

numerous great-uncles,

great-aunts, 2nd and 3rd


Joseph was preceded in

death by: his maternal

grandfather, Donald

Clark; great-grandparents,

Bert and Ruth Michels,

Wayne and Borghild

Clark, and Margaret and

Leo Baron.

Funeral: 2 p.m., Fri-

day, Jan. 28, 2022, at St.

Jerome Catholic Church,

Mohall. Following the

funeral service, a link to a

video of the service will

be placed on his online


Burial: Mohall Com-

munity Cemetery, Mohall,

in the spring.

Recitation of the

Rosary: 7 p.m., Thurs-

day, Jan. 27, 2022, at the


Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m.,

Thursday, at Brose Fun-

eral Home, Mohall.

Friends may also sign the

online guestbook at


Memorials: Memorials

preferred to St. Jerome

Catholic Church, Mohall.