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Joshua David Wesa

 

December 3, 2020

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Joshua David Wesa, 36, of Schofield, entered into heaven Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Milwaukee, surrounded by his loving family. Joshua was born Sept. 26, 1984. He was the son of Mark Wesa and Lisa (Rhenlund) Walowinski.

Joshua was born and raised in Ironwood, Michigan. In his youth, he was a member of the Polar Bear Hockey Club where he developed his love of the game of hockey and his favorite team, the Detroit Red Wings.

He later moved to the Wausau area. He was currently employed at Gordon Aluminum where he had worked for several years.

Surviving are his parents, Mark and Laurie Wesa, Rothchild, and Lisa and Dan Walowinski, Hurley; his girlfriend Heather, Schofield; and brothers, Gary and Scott Traczyk, Rothchild, and Ian Rhenlund, Ironwood.

Also surviving are his grandparents, George (Pat) Wesa; Sharon (Brian) Labbs; and Shirley Rhenlund; aunts, Chris (Keith) Trolla; Rita (Leon) Wesa; Sheryl (Larry) Rosga; Sarah Rhenlund, and his most favorite Auntie Rosie (Robert) Wesa; uncles, Mike Wesa, Ron (Stephanie) Rhenlund, Mark (Missy) Rhenlund and Brian (Jessica) Rhenlund; cousins, Jennifer Krznarich, Holly (Shawn) Mattson, Nathan (Michelle) Baross, Ryan (Joey) Baross, Sarah (Andrew) Strickler, Nicole and Shawn Rosga, Justin, Jarret and Kaitlyn Rhenlund, Haley Rhenlund, Taylor Rhenlund; and many, many friends.


Joshua was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Wesa; grandmother, Verna Wesa; grandfather, Ron Rhenlund; and his cousin, Larry Benji Wesa.

Joshua had a smile that would light up the room. He will be greatly missed by his family and his numerous friends

"My Last Request"

Please don't say that I gave up

just say that I gave in.

Don't say I lost the battle,

For it was God's war to lose or win.

Please don't say how good I was,

but that I did my best.

Just say I tried to do what's right,

to give the most I could,

not less.

Please don't give me wings or halos,

That's for God to do.

I want no more than I deserve.

No extras, just my due.

Please don't give flowers,

or talk in harsh tones.

Don't be concerned about me now,

I'm well with God, I have made it home.

Don't talk about what could have been,

its over and done.

Just see to all my family needs.

The battle has been won!

When you draw a picture of me,

don't draw me as a saint.

I've done some good, I've done some wrong...

So use all of your paint.

Not just the bright and light tones.

Use some gray and dark.

In fact, don't put me down on canvas,

just paint me in your heart.

Don't just remember all the good times,

but remember all the bad,

For life is full of many things.

Some happy and some sad.

But if you must do something,

then I have one last request:

Forgive me for the wrongs I've done

and with the love that's left,

Thank God for my soul's resting.

Thank God for all who loved me,

and praise God who love me the best.

-Author Unknown

A celebration of life service will be held in the spring.

 
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