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“My condolences to your family. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Becky Weller - Denison - friend

“So sorry about Josh be my condolences to family and friends ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Monics Duncklee - Denison

“Candace and Rudy: I share your sadness and understand your great loss of your little buddy Josh. I watched Josh' video and loved his beautiful...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Connie Alvis - Logan, IA - Friend

“So Very Very Sorry. Sincerely. Prayers Prayers Love & Hugs To All. Hearts Are Broken. So Very Very Sorry. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Patty Niedermyer - Magnolia, IA

“sympathy to the family. What precious memories. they will help with the heartache. Prayers to all. IKM school cook. Sandi Gruhn ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sandra Gruhn - Manilla, IA

“Please accept my sincerest condolences. I can't even imagine what you're going yhrough but I know for certain that Josh is in a much better place and...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kristi Greene - Prairie City, IA

“I had the pleasure of knowing Josh during his time at Loma Elementary. He was such a sweet happy boy. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope the...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Mullenix

“We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet little boy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Dalayni Cates and Jeff & Penny Anderson ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Penny Anderson - Logan, IA

“I remember meting Josh at the Crawford County Speedway. Josh loved dirt track racing. Josh loved giving High 5's to anyone who would want them. He...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Eric Rodasky - Missouri Valley, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you it is hard to lose a child may god bless you and help you through the healing process ahead of...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Groves - Scotland, SD

“Josh you stole my heart the first day I met you and still have a piece of it. Your pain is gone and now you are an angel watching over all of us....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jackir Barry - dunlap, IA


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Joshua Thomas Lewis was born October 11, 2007, to Rodney & Candice (McDowell) Lewis in Omaha, Nebraska. The family lived in Carroll, Council Bluffs, Pisgah, and most recently Panama, Iowa. Since Josh was two he was a student at the Iowa School for the Deaf until last year when he started attending Lo-Ma School in Logan, Iowa. Josh was diagnosed with a rare genetic defect at an early age and later with kidney failure.

Josh was baptized on April 13, 2008, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He loved trains, dirt track racing and the movie Cars. Josh and his family also enjoyed a Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyland in 2016.

Josh died on November 2, 2017, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 10 years and 22 days.

Josh was preceded in death by his maternal great-great grandparents, Gib and Arlene Braunsroth; great grandparents, Janice Prochaska, Luke McDowell; uncle, Tyler McDowell; paternal great grandparents, Mary Jane Lewis, Alice Martinez and Vernell Onken; and uncle, Andy Lewis. He is survived by his parents, Rudy & Candice Lewis of Panama, IA; siblings, Becca Hope and Cody Howard Lewis of Panama, IA; maternal grandparents, LJ Rowley of Bloomfield, NE, Daniel & L.J. McDowell of Topeka, KS, Tina Clarkson of Minneapolis, KS; paternal grandparents, Rodney & Rhonda Lewis of Carroll, IA, Sue & Marc Holm of Defiance, IA; maternal great grand-parents, Keith & Beckie Rowley of Bloomfield, NE, Jim Prochaska of Houston, TX; paternal grandparents, Karen Lewis of Omaha, NE, Richard Straw of Nebraska City, NE, Marc & Marcie Carl of Kimbalton, IA, Bonnie Onken of Lidderdale, IA; uncle, Justin McDowell and aunt, Britani (Robert) Pagel all of Bloomfield, NE; uncles and aunts Cole Clarkson, Zach Redwing, and Carissa Clarkson all of Minneapolis, KS; and many other relatives and friends.