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Joshua Wayne Blaser
Joshua Wayne Blaser
February 04, 1991 - November 18, 2010
Taylor Ridge, Illinois

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Monday November 22, 2010 at Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church
Interment: Monday November 22, 2010 at Buffalo Prairie Cemetery

Joshua Wayne Blaser, 19, of Taylor Ridge, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at his home.

Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church. Burial is at Buffalo Prairie Cemetery. There is no visitation. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Reynolds, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rock Island County 4-H.

Joshua was born on February 4, 1991 in Aledo, a son of Bradley and Penny Fuhr Blaser. He was a graduate of Rockridge High School. Josh enjoyed farming with his Dad.

He was a member of Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church; enjoyed many years in 4-H and was an alumni member of the Future Farmers of America. Josh was also a part of the Buffalo Prairie Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his parents, Brad and Penny of Taylor Ridge; brother, Thomas, East Moline; grandparents, Eileen Fuhr, Illinois City and Harold and Ann Blaser, Reynolds; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert W. Fuhr; and brothers, Brady and Logan.

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I was Josh's American Government teacher at Rockridge HS. Josh was such a fun-loving, enjoyable kid to be around. I can still see him chewing his gum and asking if we were going to do anything that day in class; then complaining when I said yes. My sincere sympathies go out to his family.
-- Brandee Tiffany

Dear Brad and Penny, Just wanted you both to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. This is sure heartbreaking news for all of us! We love you both! Love, Virginia and Kent
-- Virginia and Kent

Dear Brad and Penny- So very, very sorry to hear of this news. I remember him from the days of Robin's daycare and his little blonde head and his smile. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary
-- Mary Elliott

Dear Penny and Brad: I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy, Andi Schafman
-- Andi Schafman

Dear Brad & Penny Our deepest sympathy to you both. Our prayers are with you & your family. We always enjoyed seeing Josh at Phil & Dana's & engaging him in playful banter. Charlie has good memories of bin building days with him too. He will be missed! Our Love to you. The Dietz's
-- Charlie & Twila Dietz

My heart is breaking for you, Brad, Penny, Harold and all the family! It is so sad and no answers as to why! One more time I am glad my parents are no longer on earth to be so sorry for you all. We have to trust in our faith that you will meet again. I am sure you were the best of parents!!!! He had a good life under your guidance! God bless you all!
-- Janice Dixon

I went to Illinois City with Josh and he was my very first boyfriend. I am so very sorry for the loss of Josh's Family and Friends. He will be missed very greatly.
-- Michelle Snook

Brad and Penny. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything give us a call. We love you both.
-- Lisa Dunham

Brad and Penny-My deepest sympathy. Josh was one of the first 4-H members I ever worked with, and I will never forget him!
-- Jen Holldorf

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God needed your angel and called him home. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
-- Karen (Nitz) Dohrn

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- Dr. Wicks and staff

Brad & Penny, We have been praying for you and your family to find comfort during this most difficult time. Josh was such a great kid. Not once would he walk by us at any county fair without saying hi, it just won't be the same. He meant a lot to Travis and they had some good times in the cattle barns. Josh has a golden show halter to go along with those golden angel wings. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you....
-- J.D. Sheryl, Travis, Taylor & Tyson Schulte

Brad,Penny,and Thomas, Prayers for tou all.I can only imagine your feelings. I'm so sorry, if I could trade places, I would. God Bless,Kenny
-- Kenny Stulz

Brad and Penny, My folks and I send our most sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God be with you.
-- Gerry Marr

Penny, Brad and Thomas,

I'm so very sorry that Josh's life ended so young. I pray that peace will follow him and that God will hold each of you in his arms. Hold tighly the memories.
-- Sharon Stewart

Brad and Penny May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you throughout this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy and kindest thoughts to you, in your sorrow.He will be greatly missed--Our deepest Sympathy JR and Dorothy & family
-- Dorothy Rursch

Brad & Penny, so sorry can not make it Monday I have couple Dr. appointment? but you will be in our Hearts we will be praying for you two and family for a long time . Pat and Bill
-- Bill Pat Curry

Penny and Brad - I was so sorry to read about Joshua's passing in the newspaper. Death is a part of life, and the best way we can handle it is to keep our loved ones in our hearts and recount with a smile on our faces the many good times we shared with them. Your family will be in my prayers.
-- Jean Case

Penny, I am going to try to reach you by phone this evening --- but wanted you to know in case we don't connect how very sorry I was to hear the news. One of the things I always loved about you (and there are many) --was what a caring and devoted mom you are. You boys always came first to you and Brad -- and I appreciated that. Always know that you did the best that you could and as long as you remember that --- you can always live without questions or doubts. Please send my prayers to all of your family. Cheryl McIntire
-- cheryl mcintire

If I am not with you in person on Monday, I will be there heartbroken for all of you in prayer and spirit. He has driven past my house daily, if not more often, with a smile, a wave, a farm boy's "howdy." Let me remember him that way. Love you both.
-- Sally

I will always remember Josh showing cattle. He was a good showman and took pride in the way his cattle looked. With deepest sympathy from our family to Josh's family. Tim,Shelly and Briana Grymonprez.
-- Grymonprez Family

Dear Brad and Penny, words can never express the sorrow you are feeling now, we express our deepest symathy and will be holding your family up in prayer. Sandra and Frank Venable
-- Sandra Oak-Venable

My thoughts and prayers are going out to your family in this dificult time of loss.
-- Michael Bell

Penny & Brad: I wanted to let you both know how very sorry I am. My prayers are with you both.
-- Patti (Shannon) Strong

Brad and Penny,Im very,very sorry to hear about ur loss.Our hearts go out to you in every way.I remember the old days when dad(Marty)would bring us over to your house.Those boys were my buddies andI loved them to death.They are so lucky to have you guys as parents.I wish I could have seen them grow up to be wonderful men like their dad with loving hearts from both of you. I cant imagine how you feel,but I feel your pain.Remember the great memories you have together, I know I will.Your in your thoughts n prayers everyday.
-- Heidi (Krug) Nanninga

Dearest Brad and Penny and family, There are no words to express how deeply my heart aches for all of you. I lost my 24 year old son Shane on May 28th, 2010, in a car accident, and I cannot begin to fathom what you must be going through at this time. I wanted to write and tell you that you will be in my daily prayers, as I say them for myself. For God to lift your hearts above the sorrow I know you must be enduring. Brenda Turner is a long time precious friend of mine, and I know that she will be a trusted, devoted friend to you also throughout the coming months. Please know that you have a new friend in TENNESSEE that you are welcome to call or write ANYTIME. Day or night. I pray God's grace and comfort will surround and sustain each of you with every step you take. My deepest sympathy to you all, and my most sincere heartfelt sadness for your precious, priceless loss. God be with you and cover you with His ever faithful, hope sustaining wings... Christene Tippie
-- Christene Tippie

Brad and Penny I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family
-- martha e. wood

Every time I saw him it made my day. He was so kind. I remember one day in June he made my brother turn back to take me and my horse to my very first horse show, that is my favorite memory of all.

I am so sorry for your loss. We also lost a son last year and it is a parent's worst nightmare. We also have a son Joshua Robert Blaser Reynolds. I pray Our Lord comforts you all in your hour of need. Ann Blaser-Reynolds South Australia
-- Ann Blaser-Reynolds