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Joseph Hines 05/13/2018

The amazing presence of Joseph Daniel Hines, age 32 of Minneapolis, MN moved beyond the confines of our earthly dimension on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his home. Joe was born the son of John and Sue Hines on October 4, 1985 in Saint Paul, MN. He was part of the class of 2004 at Stillwater High School. Following high school, Joe attended MCTC and Columbia College in Chicago, studying film. Joe was a singer and songwriter and budding producer and director of music videos for local artists. He was a fiercely creative force, charismatic, exuberant, loving, and extremely dedicated and loyal to the people he loved. He was welcomed into his new realm by his grandparents, John Hines Sr., Stanley and Beth Anderson; and uncle Roger Hines. Those staying behind to tell his story are his parents John and Sue Hines; brother Ben Hines; fiancé Melissa Jelatis; grandmother Eleanor Hines; and aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and admirers. A Celebration of Joe’s Life was held  on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Afton Alps, 6600 Peller Avenue South, Hastings, MN. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.


  • Nick Love Posted May 18, 2018 5:27 pm

    I’m so sad reading this. Joe was awesome. I used to beg him to draw me pictures when we were in junior high – such a creative genius. Thoughts and prayers to his family and fiance.

  • Cierra Dornfeld Posted May 22, 2018 6:13 am

    I am so sad. My condolences to the family.

  • David Cervinw.. Posted December 1, 2018 11:04 pm

    I’m f devastated I just found out today he was the best of us rolled into one I googled him up asihave been away for6months mallissa I’m so sad 4 you his parents and all who had he pleasure to know and be touched by his presence what a loss David blown away!!!!

    • mjjh Posted February 7, 2019 4:50 pm

      Thank you, Dave. I’ve been wondering about you, where you are. The day he died, Joe stopped by your house to see if you were home. Someone told him you were away. I hope we can see each other and talk in person sometime. I’m also blown away. It’s terrible. He absolutely was the best of the best. But I am glad to hear from you. Message me on Joe’s Facebook account.

      • David Cervin Posted March 17, 2019 5:00 pm

        I will I’m still repairing from my past

  • David cervin Posted April 4, 2019 10:35 pm

    Never the less I think about him daily I had plans of reconnecting with him on a sober creative level and he was the first one I tried to reach out to and u he loved so much it was like nothing I’ve ever seen before you were everything to him I found his keyring on my porch I didn’t know that it was his I saw it and saw Melissa on it I took the name on it and put it on my guitar (thinking of Greg Allman whom I’ve all ways respected ) then googled him up and the news actually brought me to my knees my legs dropped out from under me and I was heartbroken I felt he was the one that was going to set an example of greatness and buety back to us all.i used to all ways great him with (hey Joe where u going with that guitar in your hand).I felt his undeniable new found life force and love for u that was extrodinary and knew he was it.god I’m still broken over it I hope I’m not kindling up bad emotions for you . Be proud.i am of him.

  • Mary Posted October 14, 2019 6:46 am

    I love you Joseph Daniel Hines. You taught me Unconditional love is all that matters in this life, and that the hippies got something right. All we need is love. Nothing else matters and everything else pales in comparison and boils into into the petty nothingness that separates us from who we truly all are. You live inside each and everyone of us, and one day we will all go back home and meet again, we will catch up to you, my sweet friend, we will meet again.

  • Roxanne Perodeau Posted March 24, 2022 11:17 am

    I miss you Joe.

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