Joshuah Emmanuel Wassmer

March 2, 1987December 2, 2012

Joshuah Emmanuel (Josh) Wassmer, 25, of Overland Park, Kansas, a devoted son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and cherished friend, entered eternal life with Jesus on December 2, 2012. Josh was born on March 2, 1987 in Overland Park, Kansas, the son of Paul and Becky Wassmer. He was a 2005 graduate of Olathe East High School where he lettered two years in soccer and four years in tennis. His second place finish in doubles at the State Tournament in 2005 remains the highest finish in school history. Josh is the all-time most winning player in Olathe East boy’s tennis history to date. Josh was preceded into eternal life by his grandmother Barbara Bauer and by his grandfathers Larry Wassmer and Lane Bauer. He is survived by his grandmothers Joyce Wassmer and Sandra Bauer, parents Paul and Becky, sister Crystal Ford and spouse Edward Ford, sister Alicia Lietz, sister Shauna Wassmer, brother Jeremy Wassmer and brother Paul Michael Wassmer. He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and devoted friends including Nancy and John Terwilliger, Steve and Amy Bauer, Dan and Heidi Bauer, Mark and Spica Wassmer, David and Cindy Wassmer, Mark and Mary Kettler, Kathy Healey, Jessica Thoden, Michael and Courtney Thoden, Laura Thoden, Katie Thoden, Christine and Sean Rees, Elizabeth Healey, Matt and Ali Terwilliger, Carolyn Terwilliger, Skyler Wassmer, Deirra Wassmer, Katie Bauer, Billy Bauer, Sydney Bauer, Erin Amaya, Jennifer Wassmer, Jacob Wassmer, Aaron Lietz, Mariah Lietz, Christian Lietz, Lea Ford, Eli Ford, Noah Ford, Aniah Terwilliger, Aikem Terwilliger, Braden Thoden, Mason Thoden, and P.J. and Morgan Evans. Josh had obtained a health and life insurance license and was finishing a degree in business at Emporia State University. He was currently employed at Freedom Financial. A celebration of Josh’s life will be held Friday, December 7th, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road. Rosary will be prayed at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, December 8th, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church, 9510 W. 127th Street, Overland Park, Kansas. Committal service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery South. Memorial contributions may be made to Hartland Foundation, 16910 Antioch, Stilwell, Kansas 66085, which provides funds for City Union Mission and Pro-Life/Pro-Family organizations. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 8, 2012

Joshuah Emmanuel Wassmer

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Monique Whatley

January 15, 2013

To the Wassmer family, I am so sorry for loss. Like many of us I am in shock... I spent time with Josh as a kid & he was so funny, adventureous & handy... Once we built a fort of some sort with real wood and nails. it was pretty cool actually. I was sad when you all moved away. He was always in my mind. Great childhood friend who will forever be missed...

Jessica Trease

December 17, 2012

Shanua and Family, I cannot believe this. He was such an amazing man that loved his family so much. Always joking around with Shauna and picking on Jeremy, not to mention what he wore to Prom. I remember it like it was yesterday. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Jessica Trease

Michelle Clark

December 15, 2012


I just spoke to Ann today and I was shocked to hear of your loss. I am so sorry. May you and your family find peace during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kyle Thompson

December 13, 2012

To the family of Josh,
I am absolutely saddened to hear of this tragic loss. I worked with Josh back at the bonefish grill years ago. He was always one of the funniest people there. Always with a smile and a sense of humor. I truly hope you can find peace in this trying time and that you know how amazing a person your son was

Matt Wassmer

December 10, 2012

Paul, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish I could of had a chance to get to know Josh and play some tennis with him. He is on a good team up there now with Larry, John, Bud and the rest of the clan.
He will always be in our prayers along with you and the rest of our family.

Matt & Bonnie

December 9, 2012

To the family of Josh; I met him back in 2007 when I became an employee of Bonefish Grill. I can honestly say that Josh was one of my favorite to work with because for someone so young, he had a quality that allowed him to reach everyone-no matter their age. His positive attitude always set the tone and the comic relief he provided to us will be missed. Blessings to you all and know that Josh's memory will be cherished. Sincerely, Lesli Jackson.

Erik Johnson

December 8, 2012

Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Our family was blessed to have known Josh through Crystal and the Fords. The Lord did great work through Josh, he will be missed, but will live on though all of his wonderful family. We wish you comfort in these times.

David & Dixie Borovicka

December 7, 2012

Dear Wassmer family - We are from Paola and have been friends of your parents for more than 30 years. We extend our sympathy for your tremendous loss. May your precious memories bring you God's peace and strength. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

Theresa Mostaffa

December 6, 2012

I can not begin to understand the sorrow you must be feeling. I did not know Josh well but he was a much beloved friend to my son Bryan. He brought immense joy to his life and I suspect that for your family that joy must have been one hundred fold. It takes a special soul to touch so many people in such a positive way. I know my sons life is richer for having known Josh. My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this most difficult time.

December 6, 2012

Becky and Paul,
I am deeply sorry for such a great loss; I know that I met Josh at Heidi and Dan's wedding over seven years ago. May the Lord bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. May you also find comfort in celebrating his young life this Thursday and Friday. Sincerely, Heather Salter Kalich