Joseph I. Schooler, age 36, of Dell Rapids, South Dakota died at his home in Dell Rapids, Saturday, April 23, 2022.

There will be a time of visitation with family present on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Minnehaha Funeral Home of Dell Rapids, SD.

Joseph Isaac Schooler was born August 25, 1985, in Portland, Oregon to Brian C. Schooler and Marie M. Paudois.  He lived in Gold Hill, OR and attended Hanby Junior High School where he enjoyed playing many different sports.  He also attended Dell Rapids High School after the family moved to Dell Rapids in 2000.

Joseph mostly worked construction, and for several years worked along with his dad, Brian at D & W Construction out of Ellis.  He was very mechanically inclined and loved to work on many things, especially cars and bikes.  He loved all outdoor activities, including building extra large campfires to gather with friends and family.  His passion for music enabled him to play with friends in a band for a short time.

Just like his Dad and his brother Dave, Joe could have a room laughing from his great story telling abilities, but if you ask Joe, Dave was the funny one.  He was a very caring person and always had a car part or two for his family and friends.

He is survived by his father, Brian C. Schooler of Dell Rapids, South Dakota; mother, Marie M. Paudois of Gold Hill, Oregon; brother, David Schooler of Gold Hill, Oregon; half-brothers, Colt McQuade and Jordan Cox; grandfather, Newell Schooler of Gold Hill, Oregon; grandmother, Janice Carstensen of Dell Rapids, South Dakota; and other extended family members.

His spirit lives on with all his closest friends and family!

Joseph is preceded in death by his half-brother, Johnathan Cox.