Joshua Joseph McGuire

January 7, 1978 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 42)


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Joshua Joseph McGuire of Colorado Springs, Colorado and formerly of Warsaw, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2020, at the age of 42 years.

He was born on January 7, 1978 in Warsaw, Indiana to Holly Susan (Nicholls) and David Burnis McGuire. 

Joshua was a 1996 graduate of Warsaw Community High School.  In his youth he enjoyed BMX racing and was a member of the Horse and Pony 4-H Club, and he never tired of shooting pool.  After high school he worked various jobs, like most young adults, just simply trying to find his niche.  He was fearless and wasn’t afraid to just pick up and move.  He moved to Michigan in 2015 and resided there until moving to Colorado in 2018.  Joshua always found a job wherever he was and made new friends, but his best friend was always his dog Roscoe. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Holly and David McGuire (Warsaw, Indiana); son:  Braxton Chase McGuire (Warsaw, Indiana); and his sister:  Brandy (Robert) Fey (Ft. Wayne, Indiana).  He also leaves behind two nieces:  Mariah and Nyomie; his grandfather:  Harold Nicholls (Hendersonville, North Carolina); and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his McGuire grandparents and Grandma Nicholls. 

Josh's life will be celebrated with a private family memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Ben Irvine.  

Due to the current, unprecedented guidelines limiting public gatherings due to the COVID-19 virus and safety concerns, please use good judgment in determining the length of your visit or if you should attend. There will be no congregating in the parking lot and physical distancing of six feet is mandatory.

Burial will follow with a graveside service at Grove Chapel Cemetery, Claypool, Indiana, please follow social distancing guidelines at the cemetery as well.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 S. 325 W., Pierceton, Indiana  46562. 


Memorial Service
June 6, 2020

10:30 AM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

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