May 24, 1985 La Porte La Porte County Indiana, USA
Feb. 19, 2010 Helmand, Afghanistan
Joshua H. Birchfield May 24, 1985 - February 19, 2010
Marine Lance Corporal Joshua H. Birchfield, 24, of Westville, IN passed away on February 19, 2010 in Afghanistan. Joshua was born on May 24, 1985 to Bruce Birchfield and Michelle "Shelley" Hacker (nee Hale) who both survive him. Joshua is also survived by his grandmother, Frances Birchfield of LaPorte, two sisters, Rachael and Emily Birchfield, both of Westville, his step father Ron Hacker, step grandparents Howard and Martha Hacker, step great grandmother Mary Dickinson all of Westville, several aunts, uncles, cousins and also tons and tons of friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Birchfield and his grandparents, Ida and Bobby Hale. Joshua proudly served in the military as a Marine. He loved playing baseball and softball, hanging out with his friends, and fishing with his father. He was known as the story teller of his group of friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26th from 4 to 8 PM at Newhard Funeral Home in Westville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 10 AM at Westville High School. Pastor Carl Galloway will officiate. Burial will take place at Pinhook Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Joshua Birchfield Memorial Fund.