Joshua Trew

Age 40, of Ionia, MI, passed away December 19, 2018. He was born February 27, 1978, in Lansing, MI, to David and Jalene Trew.

Joshua was a former Demmer and current LOC Performance employee. First and foremost, he loved his kids. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, going to Silver Lake Sand Dunes, his Harley, and his R.C. cars. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his mother, Jalene Trew; his father, David (Brenda) Trew; 3 children, Aydin Garza, David Trew, and Haley Trew; paternal grandparents, Richard (Marie) Trew; brother, Jason Trew; niece and nephew, Moniquea and Michael McKenna; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Lois Rasmussen; paternal grandmother, Christine Trew; and uncle, Arthur J. Trew.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 27th at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for his family at

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richard trew
December 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Great Grandson, will miss him greatly. May he rest in peace in Gods hand.

Kay Becker
December 22, 2018 at 9:09 am

Stunnned and completely heart broken, thoughts and prayers to the family. Josh will be forever missed!

Judy Latchaw
December 22, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Dear Jalene,
I just saw you and we all had fun. Now a day later sadness strikes. I am feeling so bad for you and your family. Is there anything we can all help you with? I did not know Joshua but I knew his wonderful mom. You are all in my heart. I wish I could do more to ease the sadness and pain. Love, Judy

David Trew
December 22, 2018 at 11:00 pm

My wonderful and loving son, I will always miss you and remember all of the GREAT times that we had together.

Carmin Harris
December 23, 2018 at 9:56 am

Dear Trew family;
Thank you all for all your love.. I know first hand that Josh was a wonderful father & in return I know how much ALL of his babies loved their dad. We will forever share Josh’s memory with his children, they will forever grow up knowing him & sharing him with us. May you all find strength and peace during this most difficult time. Carmin Harris (Chantel’s sister).

Kim Davis Christensen
December 23, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Jalene, Jason and family,
You are forever in our hearts. There are no words to ease the pain of a loss like this, but know you are in our thoughts and our prayers. Please contact me for any reason. With much love.

matt shelp
December 24, 2018 at 12:06 am

We’ve been friends for almost 30 years. Our boy’s David and Matthew are the same age right now as when we met. You’ve always been a hard worker whether it’s your job or just helping your friends or family out. Your honesty, good values, love for nature, and readiness to have fun made us the friends we are. Lord knows we had are fair share of fun. We’ve sat around talking hundreds of times whether we were having a few drinks, getting over them, or out fishing. I remember you talking of how your kids are the best thing that’s happened in your life, how proud you are of them and to have them. I’ve learned a lot from you whether its fixing somthing or how to deal with problems that come along. Though you could be a little opinionated and ornery I consider it a privilege and honor to call you my friend. Till we all see you again we’ll miss you dearly. Your friend matt.

Otis Allen
December 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Josh It Was Definitely a pleasure knowing you
Im glad we crossed Paths
I Hate to see you go
We shared alot of laughs
You we’re a Good Man
My Prayers and Sympathy Goes out to Your Family
Your truly gonna be Missed

Moniquea McKenna
December 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Though your time has come to an end the memories we hold with you will never be forgotten. Your time in this precious world will continue to live on. Not only through your family but also through everyone who was able to be touched by you. We will not only cherish the time you were with us we will embrace your soul. We will live for you.

Your niece Moniquea. You be forever loved, honored, and remembered.

Jeff and Debbie (Wilson) Leppala
December 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm

We are so shocked and heartbroken about Josh. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. As we know first hand, there are no words that will comfort you at this time, but just remember how much Josh is loved. He will be deeply missed.

Jeff and Debbie (Wilson) Leppala

Mike Cochrane
December 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Only knew you for 6 months working at LOC
..feel like I’ve known you all my life. R I P brother…all to soon!!

Tonya M. Philpott
December 27, 2018 at 11:22 am

I have only. Knew you less then a year. Working with you at LOC has been an honor to me. God Bless you.

Adam klavon
December 27, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Dear trew family.

I knew you well and you are all great people. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of such a good man and father. You all have my thoughts and prayers.

Missy Smith
December 28, 2018 at 7:33 am

Jalene, Chantel, Gilbert Lee Smith IV, Aydin, David and Haley,
We are so sorry for your loss and will be thinking and praying for all of your today.

We loved Josh for the great step dad that he was to our grandson Gilbert and we know that Gilbert loved him.
I remember the stories that Lee would tell us about going to the sand dunes and camping and how much fun they had, the times where Josh would help him with his computer in the basement. We talked the other day about how much fun he had and how much he loved Josh, he is hurting for the loss of a good man and step dad.

Missy (Gilbert’s (Lee) other grandmother)


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