Hudson, Illinois - Joshua J. Deschaine, 36, of Hudson, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
His Celebration of Life will be a private setting with immediate family since Annie and the children recently relocated back to Wisconsin. A fund is being set up for the children and memorials may be directed to The Joshua Deschaine Family, C/O WRS, 845 S. Main St. Suite 110, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
He was born on June 27, 1981 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a son of James Deschaine and Lu Ann (Miller) Shepro. He married RaeAnna Woodley on July 30, 2005.
He is survived by the love of his life and spouse, RaeAnna ‘Annie', his children, Abbigail, Ava, Jeramiah and Alivia; mother, Lu Ann Shepro, stepmother, Janet Deschaine; sister Angel (Adam) Gilbertson; nephew, Damian Lietz; niece, Emma Gilbertson; sister, Nichole (Tommy) Maschke; nieces Adrian and Aubree Maschke; in-laws, Scott and Jean Woodley; sister in-law, Faith Woodley; RaeAnna's grandmother, Eleanoris Woodley-Lohse; aunts and uncles, Eugene (Verna) Miller, William (Dee) Miller, Harvin (Mary Lou) Miller, Gary (Gail) Miller, Walton (Carol) Miller, Betty (Ed) Rollo and John (Nancy) Deschaine; step aunts and uncles; Sherrie Bockas, Norman (Debbie) Bockas, Randy (Tammy) Bockas and many cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Deschaine; grandparents, Harry and Marcella Miller, Raymond and Mildred Deschaine; Uncle Warren and Aunt Barb Miller, and stepfather, Wayne Shepro.
Josh attended Wnnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac, Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac and graduated from LP Goodrich High School in Fold du Lac in 1999.
He started his career in auto sales in 2007 at Beaver Dam Ford, where he eventually became the General Manager. In 2012 he accepted the General Manager position at Evansville Ford, Evansville, WI, where he was employed until December of 2016. Josh was instrumental in the design, construction and management of the new Ford store in Evansville, WI. Always seeking new opportunities, his journey continued as he accepted a Business Manager position at Heller Ford in El Paso, IL, where he was employed up until his passing. Josh loved his work and was truly an asset his employers and employees, excelling at every challenge he was given.
Josh loved spending quality time with his children and he and Annie enjoyed venturing out to find unique restaurants off the beaten path and traveling when possible. He is truly missed by all, and among his many accomplishments, his legacy includes "his big smile, the twinkle in his eyes and his anything is possible attitude", along with his perpetual and "larger than life" love for his family.
Now he is in a better position to help his all-time favorite football team, the Packers, win from his new vantage point and also see what Heaven has to offer for fine cuisine!
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