Joshua Craig Kreklau, age 29, of Elkhart, Kansas, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home in Elkhart, Kansas. He was born December 4, 1988, in Guymon, Oklahoma, the son of Jerry Kreklau and Diana (Varner) Milburn.
Joshua grew up in Elkhart. While in high school, he played baseball, basketball, and football. He lived most of his life in Elkhart. He had worked at Bultman’s Tire Shop and was also a licensed electrician. Joshua loved to fish and was an avid rock collector. He also enjoyed hunting, writing poetry, and had a strong faith in God. He was baptized in the Elkhart Swimming Pool by Reverend Terrell Giddens when he was 10 years old.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Diana and Jeff Milburn of Rolla, Kansas; father, Jerry Kreklau of Elkhart, Kansas; sisters, Nikki Scarnati, husband Ryan and children, Madden and Beau of Perryton, Texas, Heather Lybarger, husband Bobby, and daughter Renee of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Lacy Varner and children, Kenna, Mason, Brylon and Brentley of Elkhart, Kansas; grandparents, Jerry Sr. and Kay Kreklau of Elkhart, Kansas, James and Judy Varner of Garden City, Kansas; grandmother, Dorothy Milburn of Elkhart, Kansas; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Joshua is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Tom Milburn and Todd Steele; and Uncle Jakki Kreklau.
Funeral service will be Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Elkhart, Kansas, with Reverend Terrell Giddens officiating. Interment will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, June 22, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Wednesday Night Serenity Group in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.