Joel was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, on December 18, 1959, the son of Gerald and Grace (Young) Nunn. They lived south of Medora until 1964 when the family moved to Winnett, Montana, where he attended school at Cat Creek. He later finished his schooling in Miles City, Montana, where he attended Custer County High School. Following his schooling, he married Kathy Meidinger and to this union, three children were born: Jacob, Jolene and Jeremy. Joel worked for Nesson Farms for a couple years. The family moved to Midland, Texas, where he went to work for Phillips Petroleum, continuing to work there for 15 years. They then moved back to Miles City where he started working as a truck driver. He also was a truck driving instructor. Shortly after the family moved to Sundance, Kathy and Joel were divorced. Joel remained in Sundance where he worked various jobs until the time he passed away.
Joel was very mechanically inclined and loved working around livestock. He especially enjoyed shooting pool with his friends.
Joel is survived by his sons, Jacob (Lindsay) Nunn of Miles City and Jeremy Nunn of Rapid City; his daughter, Jolene (Bernard) Taylor of Miles City; his three brothers, Jess (Debbie) Nunn of West Plains, Missouri; Jerry (Vicki) Nunn of Ryegate, Montana, and Jay Nunn of Miles City; his half-sister Judy Crites of Lubbock, Texas; two grandchildren, Gavin Taylor and Jackson Nunn; his step mother, Nona Nunn of Laurel, Montana; a special friend Lisa of Sundance, and his ex-wife Kathy Meidinger Nunn of Miles City. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald; his mother, Grace “Pat” and a sister Nona Jean.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment followed in the Custer County Cemetery in Miles City. A Memorial Service was held at the Turf in Sundance on Saturday, December 7, 2013, with Pastor Dave Jagemann officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com
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