Life History for Joshua Wolbeck
Joshua Wolbeck, age 28 of Long Prairie passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at his home in Little Sauk Township, Todd County, MN.
Joshua was born on September 26, 1981 in Melrose, MN to Alvin & Debra (Wolf) Wolbeck. He graduated from Browerville High School with the Class of 2000. Joshua joined the Marines Corps and served his country as a Troop Handler from 2001 until 2005. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. He did a tour in Iraq and traveled around the world twice on military assignments, with one of his assignments as the driver for General Franks. After being honorably discharged in March of 2005 at the rank of Sergeant, Joshua returned to the Long Prairie area. He moved back to the family farm in 2009.
Joshua was very proud of his military service and was a life member of the Long Prairie VFW Post #1140. He was an active volunteer who raised money for Toys for Tots, the Homeless Veterans fund and the Support Our Troops by riding his motorcycle for their fundraisers. He loved to ride motorcycle and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Joshua also enjoyed playing darts and pool and was on a volleyball league. His favorite activity however was spending time with his family and friends.
Josh is survived by his parents, Alvin & Debra Wolbeck of Long Prairie; his children, Ariel and Dawson Wolbeck; a grandmother, Lidwina Wolbeck of Grey Eagle; sisters, Hope Zabroski of Nelson, Dawn Wolbeck of Garfield and Amber Wolbeck of Osakis; 3 nephews, Alexander & Nicholas Zabroski and Spencer Wolbeck; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence Wolbeck, Lenore Welker, Walter Wolf and great grandfather, Ernest Steffen.
Funeral services were held for Joshua on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Round Prairie Community Church with Rev. Jeff Kuhlmann officiating. Musicians were Kim Maland and Kristie Kuhlmann. Honorary bearers were members of the U. S. Marine Corps. Active bearers were Michael Mensen, Paul Fischer, Tom Stangler, John Retke, Dan Buck, Lee Holtberg, Les Kasper and Heather Crowe. Military honors were provided by the Long Prairie VFW Post # 1140.
Arrangements were handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis