New Richmond:
(715) 243-5252  |  
River Falls:
(715) 425-8788

Joshua Geving 07/07/2023

Joshua David Geving, age 47, of Clear Lake, WI and formerly of New Richmond passed away suddenly on Friday, July 7, 2023 at the Amery Medical Center from an apparent heart attack.  Josh was born and raised in New Richmond.  He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1994 and continued his education at WITC (Northwood Technical School) earning an associate degree in business management.  Josh worked at McMillan and then on to Duro Bag in Hudson, and also worked at Cardinal Glass in Amery and recently at Federal Foam as a production lead.  He enjoyed the outdoors by fishing and hunting and riding motorcycle.  Josh was a former member at Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie as the audio/visual tech and was on a softball league.  He also enjoyed bonfires, Minnesota Vikings and was an avid gun collector with a conceal and carry certification. He loved Star Trek and Star Wars and is remembered as a loving, charismatic, generous, hard-working person.  He was dedicated to his family and enjoyed having a good bourbon with good friends in his “Loctite” Bar.  Josh is survived by his fiancé’, Vanessa Wagner; children, Tommy (Michaella) Allen, Jr, Kyle Sutherland, Sophia Wagner and Norah Wagner; as well as his mother, Melodey Geving; father, Jerry (Barb) Geving; sister, Priscilla (Mark) Krauss; brother, Chad (Tiffany) Ellyson; “brother”, Steve Sutherland; and several cherished uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Adeline Flatland, Wesley and Bernice Geving; “mother-in-law”, Linda Sutherland; uncles, Roger Flatland, Sydney Geving; godfather, Mark Geving; aunts, Janice Jacobson, Dixie Roberts, Bonnie (Steve) Johnson; cousins, Matthew Roberts, Jeff Geving and Johnny Geving.  A funeral service was held on Friday, July 14, 2023 at 12:00 noon at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) New Richmond. Click on the link below to watch Josh’s funeral.  Visitation was also on Friday from 11:00-12:00 noon at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Josh’s funeral.


  • Janet Praschak Posted July 10, 2023 6:53 pm

    Thoughts & prayers to the family. Cherish the memories.
    A great guy who will be missed by many.

  • Ricky Larson Posted July 10, 2023 9:05 pm

    Always one of my best friends growing up.. Can’t believe it.. Love and Prayers to Ma and everyone else… Will miss you Brother!!!

  • Steph Roberts Posted July 10, 2023 9:17 pm

    I had the extreme honor to serve on Wisconsin Student Government with Josh. I so enjoyed the deep thought he gave before speaking. He was a great travel companion. Always a gentleman. Heaven gained a good soul. God bless you all.

  • Faith A Klingsporn Posted July 10, 2023 9:41 pm

    What a loss, my heart is saddened for everyone who lives him, especially Melody, Vanessa and the kids. I was close to Josh when he was president of our congregation at Bethany. He out himself whole heartedly into everything he committed to. So thankful to have just spoke with him a couple weeks ago at the local cafe. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family all be friends. The world lost a good man.
    Our condolences.
    Until we meet again Josh, I will always remember your kind and generous ❤️

  • Jill Steel Posted July 11, 2023 6:59 am

    Josh you are going to be missed so much. You always had a smile and the best attitude about life and so friendly to everyone. He was loving life.

  • Pam OReilly Posted July 11, 2023 9:31 am

    Such sad news for Josh’s family and friends who loved him so much. Josh was a great guy who helped his family and everyone he could help. He was great at technology and helped us out, bringing his young children along. I am very heartbroken for his entire family. God Bless!

  • Jeff Kuhlman Posted July 11, 2023 10:49 am

    Spent lots of time with Josh running the New Richmond Cub Scout Pack years ago when our kids were growing up. Josh always had a kind heart and could make me laugh and not take things so seriously.

  • Judy and Rick Anderson Posted July 11, 2023 4:17 pm

    What a loss we have all suffered! Josh left this earth far too soon but left his mark in so many ways on people, in programs he involved himself in, and in a congregation who benefited dearly from his earthly gifts! He will be remember by my family as a kind, caring friend who gave it his all in no matter what he did and that stepping forward attitude, of how can I help you?

  • Rick and Judy Anderson Posted July 11, 2023 4:26 pm

    What a sad loss we’ve all suffered. Josh left this earth far too soon and was a friend and a great human being. He endeavored to do the best he could in whatever de decided to devote his many earthly skills to. My family will always remember his step forward, and how can I help you attitude. Feeling great sadness for his loss!

  • Stephanie Powers Posted July 11, 2023 11:15 pm

    Thinking of you during this incredibly difficult time. My prayers are with you, Melody, and your family.

  • Joy Forrest Posted July 12, 2023 12:54 pm

    Oh Melody, Was shocked when Erik told me of Josh’s passing. I pray for our Heavenly Father’s embrace to surround you with a strength to sustain you through the days ahead. And, especially over the painful loss of your dear son Most affectionately, Joy no by

  • Vikki Jameson Posted July 13, 2023 8:22 am

    I had the good fortune to serve on church council with Josh for many years and enjoyed his company, dedication to Bethany, compassion and good humor. He stepped in and took care of anything that needed to be done. I am grateful for the good hug we had the last time I saw him.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *