Joshua Schwindt

Joshua Schwindt

Josh was the son of Daryl Eugene and Lela Faye Schwindt. He was born September 20, 1978, in Boise City, Oklahoma. Josh married the love of his life, Shawn Marie Miller, on July 3, 1999, in Rolla, Kansas. He was a loving husband and loved Shawn dearly. Of all things, Josh’s biggest compassion was his family. He considered a lot of people family, but his children are Karessa, Jordan, Deserae, and Jaxon. He was also blessed to have four grandchildren, Reaghann, Drake, Gracie, and Jameson.

Josh loved living in Rolla, where his family has lived for over 20 years. He always loved helping people in the community with whatever they needed done. He was everyone’s fix-it man. He loved farming. He was a hardworking farmer for Light Farms for many years. During those years he also started volunteering with the Rolla Fire Department.

Josh was the type of guy who wanted to provide for everyone. He always taught his children many things they would need to know, but he made sure they knew how to change a tire and be self-sustainable. Of his many talents, grilling and providing scrumptious meals was on top of the list. He enjoyed cooking at home on the grill and loved cooking while camping. He was always willing to help anyone, which made it hard for his family and the community after his tragic death. On Sunday, August 15, 2021, Firefighter Joshua Schwindt responded to a vehicle rollover accident. While searching for victims, he came in contact with downed power lines and was electrocuted.

“After the tragic loss of my husband in the line of duty, my family has been lost. Josh was such a huge part of everyone’s life; having him gone has made me not know where to even begin to start feeling that void for my kids and grandkids. I know I will never be able to fully do everything that Josh did for our family, but I sure will try. I know that is what he would have wanted.” – Shawn Schwindt