Joseph “Joey” Virgil Venier


Joseph “Joey” Virgil Venier, 59 of Cloquet passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 15, 2020. He was born January 13, 1961 in Duluth to Joseph Jr. and Pearl Venier. He graduated from high school in 1979 and continued his education at Duluth VoTech, graduating in 1982.

Joey was the chief boiler engineer at Lake Superior College. He served in the Air National Guard. He enjoyed fishing and just being outdoors.

Joey was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Nanette Rust and Debbie Meyer.

He is survived by three children, Kyle (Brette) of Poplar, Brianna Venier of Maple; and Eric Summers of Virginia; brother, Bernie (Mary); sisters, Judy (Ted) Yehle and Dianna (Ken) Oliver; brothers-in-law, Dick Meyer and Paul Rust; grandchildren, Brylee, Skyler, and Breklyn; and many nieces and nephews.

Joey was a very kind, caring father, son, brother, grandpa and friend who will be so greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Private family graveside services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Duluth. Military Honors will be accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard. Letters and cards of condolence may be sent to the family c/o Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet, MN 55720. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see

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