Joshua “Josh” Charles Ahlert-Aeschliman

Funeral services for Joshua “Josh” Charles Ahlert-Aeschliman, 28, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Josh passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Josh was born March 5, 1988 in Lawrence, KS the son of Brian Charles Aeschliman and Traci Lynn Sculley.

He was a cook and manager in the food service industry.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, sports, and Tough Mudder mud run competitions.

He married Alyssa Thompson September 7, 2013 in Waukegan, IL. She survives.

Other survivors include his mother Traci Wilson and husband, James, Lawrence; father, Brian Aeschliman and wife, Melissa, Topeka; maternal grandparents, Max and Janet Sculley, Terri Weber-Stevens and Paul Stevens, all of Lawrence, Jim and Charlotte Wilson, Salina, paternal grandparents, Roger and Jolene Aeschliman and Peggy and Dale Bryan, all of Topeka; son, Briar Keslar, Lawrence; three sisters, Alina Romero, Briana Aeschliman, Zoie Rabb; six brothers, Alexander Ahlert, Nicholas Ahlert, Joseph Ahlert, Remington Wilson, Mitchell Rabb, Jeffery Lewis; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Mark Sculley.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 16th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Briar Keslar Education Fund and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

12 Condolences

  1. Orval K Cheyney on December 14, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I didn’t know Josh very long we met at Valley Hope, but I knew him to be strong willed, loving, caring, man. A man with a lot of ambition and spunk. I pray to see him another day. God bless him and all of his family.

  2. Ronda Eisenbarger on December 14, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    No words can say how very much Josh will be missed. This young man who to me is just a kid, is deeply loved. I am grateful that God brought you and your amazing family into my life. You are at peace and I will always hold onto the words you shared on the Sunday before life changed us all forever when talking after church. “I have never felt closer to God then I feel right now in this very moment.” I know you are rejoicing Josh with Jesus and one day we will see you again. Much love, sweet boy!

    I’ll Lend You A Child

    by Edgar Guest
    “I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine,” He said.
    For you to love – while he lives
    And mourn for when he’s dead.

    It may be six or seven years
    Or twenty-two or three,
    But will you, till I call him back,
    Take care or him for Me?

    He’ll bring his smiles to gladden you,
    And should this stay be brief
    You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.

    I cannot promise he will stay,
    Since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons taught down there
    I want this child to learn.

    I’ve looked this world over
    In search for teachers true,
    And from the throngs that crowd
    Life’s lanes, I have selected you.

    Now will you give him all your love,
    Nor count the labor vain,
    Nor hate Me when I come to call to
    Take him back again?”

    I fancied that I heard then say,
    “Dear Lord, Thy will be done,
    For all the joy Thy child shall bring,

    The risk of grief we’ll run.
    We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
    We’ll love him while we may,
    And for the happiness we’ve known
    Forever grateful stay.

    But should the angels call for him
    Much sooner than we’ve planned,
    We’ll brave the bitter grief that come
    And try to understand.”

  3. Gaila Gilbert on December 15, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. This just breaks my heart. I have so many memories of Josh and Dustin playing together as young boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  4. Maria & Rick Englebrecht on December 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Dear beloved family of Josh: A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, he will not be forgotten. Bless each and everyone of you.

  5. Betty and Mark Currie on December 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    To the family of Josh,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the very difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you all as you grieve the loss of Josh. May God give you peace, comfort and rest as you cope with Josh’s passing from this earth. With our deepest empathy, Mark and Betty Currie

  6. Judy Gragg/Richard George on December 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    So sorry about Josh. Tracy, Jim and Boys, we know your hearts are so heavy right now. Josh was just getting started in life but God wanted him home. Prayers are with your whole family as you go through this time of sorrow.

  7. Treasa Putthoff on December 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Dear Traci. I am so sorry. Your sweet heart has to be breaking. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this most troubling of times. May you find peace soon.

  8. Greg Hildenbrand -- Life Star of Kansas on December 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Brian and family,
    I am so sorry to see that your Josh passed away. I cannot imagine the heartache you must feel. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of those of us at Life Star. I pray you have many happy memories to help you through this difficult transition.

  9. Desiree Hamilton on December 16, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Josh was like an older brother to me . We lost touch, I think the last time I talked to him was 5 years ago. He was such a loving friend , loving brother . He will be deeply missed. Prayers to the family .

  10. Matthew Mikel on December 16, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    My thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences. Josh couldn’t have asked for a better parents and siblings. My heart truly aches for you Traci.

  11. Pat Brady on December 17, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. So, so sorry for your loss. May Josh rest in peace.

  12. Ms. Flonnie Taylor on December 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Sincere Condolences To The Ahlert family,
    So sorry for your loss. May, “the God of all comfort,” be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3. With
    Heartfelt Regret,

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