Joseph Lee Stygar

Born on February 28, 1998 in Edina, Minnesota
Departed March 1, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia

Joseph “Joe” Lee Stygar, beloved son, nephew, brother, and friend departed this life on March 1, 2023. Joe was born in Edina, Minnesota where he was raised by his mother and father until their passing. Their favorite pastime together was fishing.
Joe moved to Melbourne, FL in 2010. He attended Melbourne High School where he joined the wrestling team and made many lifelong friends who knew him as “Red”. In 2018 Joe enlisted in the U.S Army where he became a Specialist in the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion as an aircraft mechanic. His passion for fishing was lifelong and he spent countless hours in the gym with his buddies earning himself the nickname “Joey Swol”.
He is survived by his Uncle Rocky and Aunt Jeanne who raised him after his parents’ passing in childhood as well as many loving aunts, uncles, friends, and fellow service members. Joe was predeceased by his mother, Laura Ann Stygar and his father, Jesse Paul Stygar. Joe will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to The Headstrong Project, a non-profit mental health organization providing confidential, barrier-free, and stigma-free PTSD treatment to our veterans, service members, and family connected to their care. (

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 13th at 11am at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home (Melbourne, FL). A viewing will be held prior from 10am-11am. Joseph will be buried with Military Honors the following day at 11am at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (Mims, FL).

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Sandra Lee from Isanti, Mn wrote on March 13, 2023:
My heart is broken, I will miss you so so much. You are and always will be my little Joey. I will love you forever. Gramma Sandy!
Mery Rodriguez from West Melbourne wrote on March 13, 2023:
You will be missed, Rest in Peace, Mery, Noel and Andres Rodriguez
Becky Miller from West Melbourne wrote on March 12, 2023:
We are so very saddened for the loss of Joe. He was a kind young man and he will forever be in our hearts. Love Becky, Theresa, and Daniel Miller
Rochelle Myers from Indialantic wrote on March 12, 2023:
Red, we are blessed with fond memories of you and all the boys fishing, Cards Against Humanity, BBQ's, and laughter. It has been a delight having you in our lives even if it was 2 a.m. Eternal Love, Mike & Rochelle Myers
Sharon Brownd from West Melbourne wrote on March 11, 2023:
Rest in Peace Joey. Thank you for your service. Praying for your family.
Terra Faubel from West Melbourne wrote on March 10, 2023:
Our hearts are broken, you will be missed "Joey". Rest in Peace. Dan, Terra, and Ashley
Karen Lee from Rosemount wrote on March 10, 2023:
You will be missed and our hearts are Broken. Rest In Peace now. Until we meet again. Greg , Karen , Sadie

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