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Sept. 1, 1979-Feb. 9, 2019

Josh was born on September 1, 1979 in Butte and attended Whittier and Butte High School.

On February 9, 2019 Josh chose to go home to His Lord and Savior. Josh battled many years of depression and drug addiction and our greatest comfort is knowing he is now at peace and his lifelong struggles have finally ended.

Josh's greatest joy in his life was his son Ira and the many special moments they were able to share together.

Josh worked at several jobs over his lifetime and most recently at Sun Mountain Lumber in Deer Lodge until a severe heart condition would not allow him to work any longer.

Josh will be remembered for his kindness he showed to those who knew him best. Josh was a true lover of animals and we know his two fur babies, Marley and Mattie were there at the gates of heaven to welcome Josh home.

Josh is survived by his beloved Mother who was also his best friend, Rita Vires; son, Ira; brother, Jason Vires (Linda); father, Stan Vires; aunts and uncles, Fran and Ray Beck, Smiley and Betty Carpenter, Lloyd and Jean Vires, Adolf Vires; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his baby brother, Stanley Vires; his grandparents, Maxine and Ben Dombroski, Arthur Vires, Marie and Jim Fullmer; and his very special friend, Tyler Fournier.

No services are planned at this time. Private family services will be held at a later date.

In Memory of Josh, donations can be made to the Butte Animal Shelter.

Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Josh’s family.

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