Joshua Color Carpenter-Lillo was born in Puyallup Washington on February 21, 1980 and He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 13th, 2021.
Joshua has recently moved back âup Northâ buying his first house in Eveleth MN. and was the store manager of Harbor Freight tools in Virginia MN. He Graduated from Greenway High school In Coleraine Mn in 1998 where he was voted classmate with âThe Most School Spirit.â He once said that he loved being in the band because then he got to go to almost all the school sports events and could be part of everything. He continued to be a great encourager/cheerleader/music leader/group leader/ camp leaderâ¦in everything he was a part of throughout his life. This led him to Itasca community college and latter to Oak hills Christian College in Bemidji MN where he received his Bachelor in Biblical studies. (this is also where he met and married Mary Bacon).
His work with Walmart pulled him all over the country from different stores in Minnesota, California, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and finally back to Minnesota. His desire to be in management pulled Him up the corporate ladder and He became the store manager of the Good will store in Maplewood MN and then His final and favorite place of employment: Harbor Freight tools in Virginia MN where he got the pleasure and creative challenge of setting up and opening the brand-new store. To him it was a life goal and a dream that came true, just like buying his first home.
His leadership talent, insightful wisdom and people skills overflowed from work into the lives of everyone he met everywhere he went. This placed him on local sports teams, church worship & menâs leadership teams, missionary teams both local and even to Honduras Central America. His current and favorite mission field was Camp Arrowhead in Deerwood Minnesota. He was chairman of the Board of Directors for campground ministries of the Church of God. At Discovery Church in South St. Paul, he was on the music worship team and the leader of the menâs group. He loved the Lord and when âduty calledâ he rose to the challenge and helped with whatever, wherever and whoever he could, His Faith was genuine and he walked the talk, humbly living his life to honor God.
His priorities in life were always built around his family and their needs. Rebekah, Abigail, Eldoria and Briayna (his four daughters) were his crowning achievement and brought him more personal joy then even nature and snowmobiling which he also loved. As an avid fisherman, hunter, outdoor enthusiast he loved adventures, travel, sports, guns and music (and so much more). But he loved being with his girls the most. As a gentle giant he poured his deep sincere love into the hearts and lives of all he met with true acceptance and grace. Treating his relatives like they were friends, and his friends like they were his family. Because of his kind and generous heart, his contagious smile and humor could light up a room and his gentle giant hugs could help bring comfort and encouragement to the deepest wounds.
He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Eldore and Bonnie Lillo and Darlene Carpenter. He is survived by his Parents Rayno and Robyn Lillo of Jacobson MN, Daughters Rebekah, Abigail, Eldoria and Briayna Lillo & their mom Mary, Sisters Keri (Justin) Leach Split hand lake/Grand Rapids Mn and Michelle Lillo of Bovey Mn. He loved his 6 nieces and 1 nephew like they were his own children (Alix, Emma, Makinzie, Isabelle, Grace, Autumn and Cedrik). His Grandfather is Douglas Carpenter also known and loved as PAPA BALL.
A celebration of Life is being planned at Camp Arrowhead, Deerwood MN on June 5th starting service and 11 and BBQ picnic to follow. Cards for his family and gifts for his Children are being gathered at His parentsâ home 63310 Great River Road Jacobson MN 55752.
Joshua C.C. Lillo born in Puyalleup, WA on February 21, 1980 and went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 13, 2021 in Grand Rapids, MN. He is preceded in death by grandparents Eldore & Bonnie Lillo and Darlene Carpenter. Joshua is survived by his parents Rayno & Robyn Lillo; daughters Rebekah, Abigail, Eldoria and Briayna Lillo & their mom Mary; sisters Keri (Justin) Leach and Michelle Lillo; 6 nieces; 1 nephew; grandfather Douglas âPapa Ballâ Carpenter and numerous close relatives that he called friends and many close friends he called family. A celebration of Joshuaâs life is being planned for June 5th at Camp Arrowhead in Deerwood, MN. Memorials are preferred to the family for his daughters.
Thank you all for coming to support
the amazing life ofâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦..
1.He was a very nice, kind, smart, cute uncle.
2.He was not a judgemental person.
3.he had a lot of close friends that he called brothers.
4.he was loved by many people.
5.He loved seeing people smile.
5.he was good at guitar.
6.He loved to make people laugh, giggle, and smile.
7. He did not care what you looked like.
8.he had a second home it was at Camp Arrowhead, where his best friend lived.
9.i wanted you to know i loved you very much before you left.
10.i think about you every day all day.
11.He was a wonderful person.
12.he had a very large family, his girls love him.
13. We miss you so much uncle.
14. I wish your time did not have to be this early.
15. He loved to snowmobile in fact he just got new stickers on his.
Written by Emma Leach- Joshua's 12 year old niece