Joshua John Schaefer
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Joshua John Schaefer

GALESVILLE, WI - Joshua John Schaefer, 40, passed away peacefully at his home in Galesville, WI on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Josh was born on January 28, 1981 in La Crosse, WI to Stephen and Vickie (Tracy) Schaefer. He graduated from La Crescent High School in 1999. Josh worked at the Ace Hardware Distribution Center, and had been employed at Venture Machine & Tool, Inc. in Onalaska for over ten years. Josh's love for music took him many places around the country to find a great live show. Josh loved to golf and play cards (especially with his Dad and Grandpa Schaefer) and fish with his buddies. His true passion was his beloved children Riley, Genalyse, and Cylas. He was a loving, kind, and patient father. Josh was a simple man who asked very little from life on earth except to be a father. He was granted that wish and cherished that role.

Joshua is survived and will be eternally loved and missed by his parents, his children: Riley Bohan, Genalyse and Cylas Schaefer; Amanda Spencer, the children's mother; his sisters: Sara (Charlie) Johnson and Tracy (Jody) Miedema; five nieces, four nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and uncles, and countless friends, whom he loved like family.

A private family service will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in La Crescent. Friends may call on the family from 4-6 PM. Starting at 5:00 PM the Event Center in La Crescent is open for family and friends to gather and share stories of Josh and spend some time together, in his honor. Refreshments and appetizers with be provided. In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorials to be donated for his children, in Steve or Vickie Schaefer's name.

Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.


Published by La Crosse Tribune on Nov. 28, 2021.
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It has been a lot of years since I last saw Josh, but I have a lot of fond memories of him. He was always fun to be around and as a very young person was someone I looked up to. I was very sorry to hear of his loss and am sending my thoughts and prayers to Steve, Vickie, Sarah, Tracy and all of his family and friends.
Anne Brader
Friend
December 2, 2021
We didn't know Josh but want you, Steve and Vicki to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Glenn/Jane Strittmater
Friend
November 30, 2021
We have such fun memories of Josh and Brandon playing together as kids and his smile hasn't changed. Steve and Vickie, we pray for your family and his as you grieve his loss and we wish you comfort and peace as he rests with our Lord!
Mary and Jim Busch
Friend
November 30, 2021
He was a wonderful guy, gone way too soon. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Sunny De Clute
Friend
November 30, 2021
Vickie: Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Nancy Oelke
Nancy Oelke
Coworker
November 29, 2021
Josh was a great friend to my boys and to me when I lost my Andy. We will all miss him deeply. Our sympathies to the family.
Laura Revels Stedman
Friend
November 28, 2021
Josh was a great man. He will be greatly missed. We keep thinking at work he will just walk in. Glad to have known him and always will have our Fireball shot we shared. Sorry for the family's loss.
Stephanie Seidel
Coworker
November 28, 2021
One of my first students in LA Crescent. My deepest sympathies to all of you.
Gwynne Mishler
Teacher
November 28, 2021
May God bless you and your family. I'm so sorry. I'll never forget him. He was the best.
Josh Tovsen
Friend
November 27, 2021
KEN AND I EXPRESS OUR DEEP SYMPATHY TO YOU. JOSH WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL MAN. HE WAS CALLED OUT OF THIS WORLD MUCH TOO SOON AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY HIS CHILDREN AND SO MANY OTHER LIVES THAT HE TOUCHED. WE PRAY GOD WILL BE WITH YOU TO COMFORT YOU.
Ruth SPENCER
Friend
November 27, 2021
So difficult to know your gone. Memories of you will never leave. May God's hand heal all those that were closest to you ..day by day .. til we meet again........
Sheldon Pasold
Family
November 27, 2021
That smile.it’s the first thing that came to mind, along with his kindness, polite manners and family.
Rest in God’s hands, Josh!
Mary Mickschl
Teacher
November 26, 2021
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