Joseph M. Folken

Joseph M. Folken

Joseph M. Folken


Joseph M. Folken, 42, of Monticello, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 at UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. A private family burial will follow in Norwich Cemetery, in Martelle, Iowa.

Joey was born on May 25, 1980, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Gary Folken and Christina Van Amburg.

He had a special relationship with his fur babies, Ivy, Bella and Milo. He loved HTF Racing. He had a strong passion for all things driving. He enjoyed his time behind the wheel.

Survivors include his children, JD, Jeremy and Natilie Folken, father, Gary Folken of Monticello; mother and stepfather, Christina and Randy Van Amburg, his fiancé, Krista Robertson of Center Junction, and Krista’s children, Emily, Max, Katie and Sara Derby; siblings, Ashley Gartland, Gregg Van Amburg and Kurt Van Amburg; his paternal grandmother, Rose Mary Folken; and many neices and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ed Folken; maternal grandparents, Earnest and Mary Parker; and uncle, Craig Parker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Animal Welfare Friends in Monticello.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at Online condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.

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