Josua Mercer Mannhardt
Mr. Josua Mercer Mannhardt, age 49 of Tolleson, Arizona passed away on December 3, 2020 in Tolleson, Arizona. He was born April 8, 1971 to James and Dolores Mannhardt in Davenport, Iowa.
Joss was a very loving and caring person. He would not hesitate to stop for a homeless person every time he saw one. He loved all animals and they were always a part of his life. Joss was an athletic person when he was young, he was in gymnastics, karate, and swimming. He competed in national swimming competitions. He enjoyed hiking with his wife Darla and liked being in nature. Joss was talented in music, he played the violin and piano. He was great in art, specifically, ceramics and drawing.
He got an Associates degree in fine arts at Scott Community college in Davenport, Iowa. He worked great with adolescents at Tumbleweed and, with the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center for 8 years. He was always proud of his vending business called Mannhardt Vending that he had for 20 years!
Josua is survived by his wife, Darla Mannhardt, his pets; Samantha, Abby, Princess, and George, his sisters; Kelsey and Sunny Mannhardt, his nieces; Taylor and Mackenzie Mannhardt, as well as his parents; James and Jeralee Mannhardt.
Services are private at this time.