Response--Obit: Quelle, Joshua
Contact: Jennifer


Josh was my 2nd cousin and the news of his accident came very fast and nothing was left unsaid. Every time we visit the family we visit his grave site. It is a sad yet rejoiceful time I know he is not here in person but he is here in spirit. I LOVE YOU JOSH!!! and I always will. We MISS YOU SO MUCH!! It has be almost 2 years since his death but I can still feel him watching over me and my family! Josh was a great fishermen and hunter some would say he was a great outdoorsmen all together! and he was Fishing in Wisconsin is just not the same with out him fishing next to us!  I wrote a poem for josh and here it is......

Joshua Thomas Quelle

I remember everything about him as if he were still here

I remember everything so its heard to shed a tear

It is so hard to forget the phone call

It's still ringing in my ears

don't pick it up dad I don't want to shed anymore tears

That night was scary, dad

The phone call came and I cried

Its as if I knew that Joshua had died

I don't want anymore bad news, dad

I don't want to be sad

I don't know if I can handle it, dad

Too much has come at once

I can still remember those days, dad

Those days we went to lunch

Those days at the Black River, dad

Josh could fish us out

And he made it very clear

When he came home with fish

And we would all sit and steer

I can still smell his cologne, dad

He smelt really good

He has my ring, dad

Pinned in his casket

Do you think he will remember me, dad

Every nightIprey

He truely is gone isnt he, dad

I never got to say goodbye

To tell you the truth we barely even said, "Hi"

We exchanged smiles a lot

He had the best one

Daddy I miss him so much

I miss his touch

But most of all I miss his personality

The way he walked in the door

He never let us know when he was sore

I loved him not only as a cousin but as a person

Ask Anyone

He was more then a cousin to me

I remember when I was seven

He was my first crush

When I heard that phone ring

The night I picked it up

It was auntie carol on the line

Asking for you, dad

She told me not to let grandma know that she was on the phone

At first I thought it was a surprise for grandma, dad

But thenIsaw you cry

I asked you what was wrong, dad

And you said someone was hurt bad

That made me really sad

I knew it was someone from Withee

Because of the way you looked at me

At firstIthought it was grandma

But then you told me

How could this have happened, dad

Why was it Josh

What did he do so wrong that god wanted him to come home

It wasnt past his curfew, dad

And it wasnt past his bed time

So why did god punish him

And leave us all woundering what had happened

God left us wondering, dad

We had to put the peices together

About that party dad

How could he be so unsmart

why would you go back to a party dad

one that wasnt very fun

a stupid mistake like that dad

ended the life of a loved one

the dayIwalked into that room dad

and saw him lying there

i had to sit anf stear

it didnt look like him dad

and he was very cold

he wasnt very old dad

he was still a baby

seeing him lie there lifeless scared me half to death

I loved josh so much, dad

and seeing him was hard

he was lying there daddy

in his fox racing shirt

he was holding a feather daddy

I remember it very well

I will always miss him daddy

and I will never forget him

but for now lets let him rest in peace

in loving memory of

Joshua Thomas Quelle



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