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Joshua Isaac Smith

February 26, 1983 ~ July 15, 2021 (age 38)


Joshua Isaac Smith, age 38, of Pinconning and formerly of Munising, died Thursday, July 15, 2021.  He was born on February 26, 1983 in Loveland, Colorado to Isaac and Debra (Gobrogge) Smith III.  Josh grew up in California where he enjoyed the hobby of panning for gold.   Josh moved to Michigan with his mother and sister, Jodi in 1998.  He went to Pinconning High School and worked various construction jobs in North Carolina, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and eventually back in Michigan.  Josh loved the Upper Peninsula and spent all the time he could outdoors hunting and fishing.  As a young boy, he was always curious, and his inventiveness and creativity continued throughout his life.  Josh had a generous and good heart and was helpful to whomever needed his assistance.  His greatest love was his children.

Josh will be missed by those surviving him.  His children – Christian and Ivy; mother and step-father – Debra and Archie Johns of Munising; two sisters – Stephanie Leslie of Lower Michigan and Jodi (Luke) Henry of Arizona; two step-sisters – Sandra (John) DeVries and Andrea (Jerry) Braun; several nieces and nephews; uncle – Jerry Gobrogge; cousins – Kyle and Sara; and friends he considered brothers – James and David.  Josh was preceded in death by his father, Isaac Smith in 1991.

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