Joshua J. Brayton

Joshua J. Brayton, 39, of Sumner, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at his home in rural, Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Hawkeye with Rev. Dan Doebel officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Joshua John, son of Michael Brayton and Carol Morf was born June 08, 1977, in Black Hawk County. He received his education in the Cedar Falls Schools graduating from Cedar Falls High School in 1995. Josh was employed as an electrician for the IBEW for over twenty years. On April 24, 2004, he was united in marriage with Heather McRobie at the Rotary Reserve in Cedar Falls. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the National Turkey Federation. Josh enjoyed working on motors, wood-work, fishing and hunting.

Josh is survived by his son, Derek Brayton of Sumner; one brother, Michael Brayton II of Davenport, stepfather, John Kaiserlik of Hawkeye, mother-in-law, Terri (Carl) Metzger of Cedar Falls, sister-in-law, Bridget (Mitch) Hoeppner of Cedar Falls; brother-in-law, Tony Fuller of Janesville, three nieces, Kelsey and Destiny Hoeppner and Kendra Kohlmeyer; father-in-law, Steven McRobie; grandparents, Orville (Nancy) McRobie; and special friend, Mary Kriegel of Sumner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Heather on December 19, 2011; his parents, Michael and Carol; brother, Christopher Gruver; uncle, James Morf; and aunt, Jan Morf.


Jennie Roberts on March 3, 2017 at 8:56 AM said:

Josh was always a very mild mannered person with a big heart and great sense of humor and sensibility. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Josh.
Ryan O'Leary on February 27, 2017 at 10:34 AM said:

I worked with Josh when we were both IBEW 288 Apprentices. Lots of good memories and fun on job-site. He will be missed. RIP
Mark Newton on February 26, 2017 at 5:36 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Josh's unexpected death. I worked with him as an electrician several years ago. He was a good electrician, worked hard and usually had a few stories to tell. I liked him. He went thru a lot of tough times in his life. I will remember him!
Holly Gefaller on February 25, 2017 at 5:59 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Josh's untimely death. I had gotten to know Josh through his aunt Jan Morf. She loved both Josh and his brother Chris dearly. My sympathy to Derek and Mary.
Bryan Mueller on February 25, 2017 at 4:42 PM said:

I was friends with Josh in high school and beyond. He was a truly a unique individual who will be missed. I know he loved his son very much. R.I.P.
Ginny Weber on February 25, 2017 at 11:43 AM said:

May God hold him forever in his living care. Peace to you Derek. XoxoxoHu8kn2
Ginny Weber on February 25, 2017 at 11:42 AM said:

May God hold him forever in his living care. Peace to you Derek. XoxoxoHu8kn2
Portia Stone on February 24, 2017 at 7:43 PM said:

I had known Josh from my previous job and was always so polite, caring and could Always make me laugh...he will truly be missed!

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