Joshua M. Hall , 38, of Kellogg passed away unexpectedly on June 8, 2019, at
Saint Marys Hospital with family by his side. He was born October 7, 1980, in
Wabasha to Mark and Joan (Arends) Hall. Josh attended Wabasha-Kellogg
schools and graduated from Wabasha-Kellogg High School in 1999.
During high school and right after Josh worked for REM until his accident. He
worked for 10 years at Mayo Clinic and moved on to fulfill his passion for
photography at the Plainview News. And most recently, he has worked most
enjoyably at the Plainview- Elgin-Millville High School as a paraprofessional in
the special education department. He relished working with the students and
helping them to succeed.
After high school Josh briefly attended Red Wing Technical College until his life
was interrupted by his unfortunate auto accident that left him wheelchair
bound. Despite that major life hurdle, Josh overcame so many obstacles and
became a very independent young man.
Those who knew Josh, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Josh
was loved by all who knew him. He was such a likable guy and was known for
his endless smirking and quiet laugh. He loved watching movies and listening to
music. He also spent time watching the birds and taking pictures. He enjoyed
playing games with family, going to Drag shows, taking trips, and fishing from
the pontoon. He spent time working outside in his gardens and baking up new
recipes in the kitchen.
Josh is survived by his parents, Mark and Joan, three brothers Seth Hall of
Kellogg, Caleb (Danielle) Hall of Ostrander, Gabriel (Brittany) Hall of Elgin and
one sister, Sarah (Charlie) Meyer of Theilman; also survived by 5 nephews,
Jordan, Andrew, Nicholas, Ryley and Trevor: 4 nieces, Carlie, Amanda, Jasmin
and Keira and numerous aunts , uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death
by his maternal grandparents, Marvin and Rosella Arends of Kellogg and his
paternal grandparents John and Maxine Hall of Plainview, one nephew and his
beloved dog and companion Abby.
The family wishes to express the most sincere heartfelt gratitude to the nurses
and doctors at Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital Mary Brigh 7E that took such
compassionate care of Josh and his family during this difficult time.
Funeral service is Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. at Peace United Methodist
Church between Plainview and Elgin with Pastor Cheryl Nymann officiating.
Visitation is Friday 4:00- 8:00 p.m. at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview
and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN 55964,