Joshua J. Bruskotter

Josh BruskotterAge 27, passed away February 22, 2013.  He was born March 22, 1985, in Big Rapids and graduated from Big Rapids High School in 2003.  Josh’s love for computers enabled him to make a business of building computers.  His competitive spirit kept his own computer faster than his family and friends, and he would encourage them to allow him to provide them with upgrades.  Josh also loved movies and video games.  He enjoyed going to see movies at the theater, as well as increasing his own collection of movies.  Josh would spend time with his best friend, Peter, playing video games and watching WWE.  His family will remember his opinionated and passionate discussions with family members and friends.

Surviving are:  his mother, Shirley (John) Aquino of Holt; siblings, Jeremy (Elizabeth Klein) Bruskotter, Sarah (Tom Stanek) Haase, and Eric (Paula) Bruskotter; nephews and niece, Ezra, Miles, Baxter, Macy, and soon-to-be nephew, Owen; uncles, Dick Hrabal, Rick Gleim and Randy Gleim; aunt, Julie Merkel; as well as several cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin, in 2007; aunt, Judy Brutchak; cousin, John Hrabal; and aunt, Nancy Hrabal.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Rd, with The Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Wagner officiating.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in memory of Joshua Bruskotter.

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Aunt Karla Gleim
February 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

My Heart is Crying for all of you, may you all find comfort in each other as you are going through this trying time. Your Uncle Ric is on his way to aid you in this comfort and along with him I send my heart knowing that Josh has found his Peace. Love You All………always Aunt Karla

Kara Bolton
February 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Our hearts go out to your family. You will be missed my sweet cousin.

Mark Vanderlist
February 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

Shirley and family-

I was very sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lila Foster
February 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

Shirley and family,
My prayers are with you and your family during the difficult loss of Josh. Just remember that he’s an Angel with his dad and no longer sick or in pain.

Ann Whitford
February 25, 2013 at 10:54 am

Josh was special in many ways. His spirit was always spunky, and he expressed himself confidently! My sympathies to all of you: Shirley, Jeremy, Sarah, and Eric.

Rosemary Dickinson
February 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

Josh was a young man with a lot of courage. He will be missed.
My sympathy to his family members.

Karen Cushway
February 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Joshua was and is my favorite student. I loved seeing him and argueing politics and such with him. I think of him often and will miss him greatly. He and his family were well loved in Big Rapids and we all send best wishes to the family. Shirley, if I could be there I would hug you and tell you how well loved you are by Josh and that he will always be with you in your heart. He is running around in heaven now and it will only be a matter of time before we see him again. God Bless you all.

Pam Haugh Stransky
February 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

I am so sorry for your loss. May your favorite memories of Joshua keep his spirit alive in your hearts.

Williams Family
February 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to the family. When someone special falls asleep in death, it is very hard to let go of the fact that they are no longer with us. We will miss holding them in our arms again and hear their laughter or see their smiles again. Our God, Jehovah offers a future hope for our loved ones, which will help ease our feelings of loss today. May the coming days bring you comfort and peace (Isaiah 26:19).

February 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Your family has my condolences in this sad time. May you find comfort in our promise for Joshua at Isa. 25:8.

Kori Gilroy
February 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I work at Howell Care Center were I met Josh a couple months ago and I just wanted to say the he had a big impact on me! He was such a special person and i know i didnt know him for long but I will miss seeing his face in the morning or him asking for fish sticks. My thoughts go to his family and just know that I was with him until the end and I wouldnt change it for nothing. Thank you for the chance to meet him and have the time I had with him!

Clare & Sue Kwant
February 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Our deepest sympathy is with you during this time of loss.
We trust God to give you strength & comfort as you remember the little things, the warm hugs, the shared smiles, the laughter. Please know you are in our prayers

Kathy Johnson
February 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

My heartfelt condolences to all the family on the lost of such a special person Josh was. He was funny and always made one think beyond were one was. He will be rembered and in my prayers.

The Jean Ulrich Family
February 27, 2013 at 11:48 am

Our hearts were saddened when we heard of the loss your family just experienced. Josh was a fine young man in so many ways. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in the days to come.

Dave and Jeanne Barber
February 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Be at peace Josh. Be at peace, Shirley and family.


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