Joshua W. Stanford, age 17, of Archbold, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the result of injuries sustained from an accident.
Josh was a junior at Archbold High School and also studied at Four County Career Center in Powersports. He had been a member of the Archbold FFA.
He enjoyed working on ATVs, working on the farm and spending time with friends and family.
Joshua was born in Toledo on May 10, 1994, the son of Tracy W. Stanford and Channon Rose.
He is survived by his father, Tracy W. (Diane) Stanford of Toledo; his mother Channon (Tom) Rufenacht of Archbold; seven sisters, Erika (Jason) Cox of Stryker, Brittani Stanford, Katie Stanford, Nichole Rufenacht, Jessica Rufenacht, Hannah Rufenacht, all of Archbold, Maria Stanford of Toledo; grandparents, Lowell and Velda Rufenacht of Archbold, grandmother Norma Jean Stanford of Toledo and grandmother, Margie Rose of Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Glen Rose, and grandfather, J. Stanford.
A celebration of Josh’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Central Mennonite Church, with Pastor Wanda Stopher officiating. Interment will be private in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Central Mennonite Church on Monday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Archbold Fire Department, the Countryside Clovers 4-H Club, Central Mennonite Church Building Fund, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family at wwww.grisierfh.com.–Posted 4.6, 11:15 am