Burchard Jack Windels Jr.

Born: Sat., May 13, 1972
Died: Fri., Dec. 6, 2013


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Location: Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home


Funeral Service

5:00 PM Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Location: Assembly Of God


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Our Beloved Son Burchard Jack Windels Jr. “B.J.” age 41 passed away December 6, 2013 at Teton Medical Center in Choteau, Montana.   B.J. was born May 13, 1972 in Havre, Montana to Burchard Windels Sr. and Kathleen Jane Lewis Windels.
B.J. graduated from Turner High School in 1990 and went on to attend Montana State University.   He graduated from M.S.U. in 1990 with a degree in Microbiology.  After graduating college he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where he worked for Memorial Blood Bank.
B.J.’s hobbies included welding and woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He was especially proud to have helped build his sister’s house and he enjoyed the time he spent working on the family farm.  B.J. also loved to spend time with his dog Billy.  He enjoyed outdoor activities such as skiing, golfing, training and riding horses, hunting and traveling.  In 2002 he had the opportunity to attend the winter Olympics in Utah as an observer.  
B.J. had a strong personal relationship with his savior Jesus.  He went on a mission trip to Lake Tahoe and then was able to attend a church mission with Campus Crusade for Christ in Russia. He also served as a youth leader for a couple of years at the Harlem Assembly of God Church in Harlem, Montana.  He lived every day fully as if it would be his last.
B.J. moved from St. Paul, Minnesota to Fairfield, Montana in 2011 and then to Teton Medical Center Nursing Home in June 2013.
B.J. is survived by his father Burchard Windels Sr. and mother Kathleen Windels of Fairfield, Montana, his sister Julie Gibson of Fairfield, Montana and brothers Robert Luna Windels of Billings, Montana; Frank Luna Windels of Tacoma,Washington ; Santos Luna Windels of Billings, Montana and Wayne Windels of Aberdeen, South Dakota. As well as his nieces and nephews Danielle Luna Windels and Richard Windels of Seattle, Washington; Angelina Windels of Aberdeen, South Dakota and Rachel, Levi, Tristan and Dakota Gibson of Fairfield, MT.
Visitation will be held December 12, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home in Choteau, Montana.   Services will be held at the Assembly of God Church in Fairfield, Montana Friday December 13, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

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jo lewis
   Posted Mon December 09, 2013
The pain endured cannot be relieved, the loss can never be replaced, the memories can never be cast away; but with some amount of compassion, thoughtfulness, gentle words, one can surely help ease the pain. These condolence messages will help remind you, that although death separates us from one another in body, in spirit, the person always remains alive. Alive through the kind words they said to us, the caring deeds they did for us, the lesson that they taught us, and the example that they were to us. Let us remember them in our prayers, in our fond memories, in our everyday actions, so that remembrance brings joy, not tears.

Robert Windel
   Posted Tue December 10, 2013
Dear Burt & Kathy,
How shocked and saddened to learn of B. J.'s death, yet I rejoice with you knowing that he has gone to a better place where His King Jesus has welcomed him with open arms. Together they await those of us who have accepted Jesus as Lord and savior and some glorious day we will all be together. Blessing to you as we wait for that day!

Love, Bob & Pat Windel, 2880 Country Club Dr., Windom, MN 56101

Jeremy Johnson
   Posted Tue February 25, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about this. BJ was a good friend. When he and I first met sometime around 1999 at a tiny church in Minnesota I was going through some difficult times. BJ's friendship was one I could count on to help me through it. I was saddened when he told me he was moving back to Montana but could tell it was for the best. And now, with this news, I know that I have lost a friend on this Earth but look forward to seeing him again.

Rachel Bundy
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
I know it has been a few years since BJ’s passing, but I just learned of this news today. I’ve thought of BJ many times over the years, though we lost touch about 16 years ago. I still remember BJ’s kindness, gentleness, smile and laughs we shared with our mutual friend Jeremy. I am glad I was able to know him, and sad he left this earth so soon. I’m so sorry for the loss you’ve experienced and pray that God’s peace continues to be with you.

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