Joshua Rambo DeFord
September 21, 1990 - June 10, 2014
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 6/14, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Service
Riverside Cemetery, Appleton
Appleton, WI
Saturday 6/14
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 6/14, 11:00 am

Joshua “Rambo” DeFord With a pure heart and fearless soul, Our Son, Our Brother, Our Friend, Our Hero enters Valhalla on Eagles wings. Joshua “Rambo” DeFord, 23, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with honor and glory doing what he loved, protecting those close to him, while riding his motorcycle “Storm”. He was born on…

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Arianna DeFord left a message on May 7, 2017:
I miss you so so so much Daddy I will always love you, you will always have a big peace in my heart I love you. My dad has fought for our lives,and he has tought me so much about who trust and go with,your gut not your head or your heart go with your gut I have said this many times,but I love you daddy
Juliette left a message on May 5, 2017:
I know I don't know you very well but my ariannas friend and I want to thank you for letting me be apart of your family your daughter misses you so much she loves you
Kim left a message on October 21, 2015:
Rip my friend its not goodbye its see u later as my great grandma always said. We miss u but we know ur watching over us
kyle left a message on July 22, 2015:

did you know josh if not than shut it

kyle left a message on July 22, 2015:

hi this is kyle im just would like to know how mace is doing if you can email me the would be great [email protected] p.s. i am josh kid from the Obituary

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
lorraine left a message on July 20, 2015:

even though I did not know you I give my heart of sorrow to your beautiful family I happened to drive my bike around the resting place of RAMBO all your brothers came to visit you today the presence of all your friends made tears to my eyes how wonderful to watch them come to see you RIP ps why all the quarters ?? peace to you!!!

Badd Doesitbetter left a message on June 20, 2014:

I couldn't be more proud of you and your heroic actions Son. I only hope I love you too. Was enough. Glad I bought lunch that day and I'm glad I got to hug and tell you I love you, before you left. It was not supposed to end this way. You were supposed to bury me someday. You went out doing what you love, protecting your Brothers, after two days in the hospital, I had to keep my promise to you that we made. Rest in Peace my son, Brother and hero. E.F.F.E. NFNF

Badd Doesitbetter left a message on June 20, 2014:

NFNF

koah left a message on June 17, 2014:

I for one will not forget the 10 yo version of Josh, the one his Dad took to Sturgis twice for family trip and bonding. Nor the expression on his face when I tore into his birthday party on Shovzilla, fearing I was late in keeping my word to be there for his party. I imagine, a Maltese Knight in Valhalla looks curiously at his scoot, while Josh admires the armament of 1500s warriors. Knights of Malta are credited with fighting the Ottoman empire 6 assailants to one Knight ratio over a period of 6 months, 30,000 Ottoman to 5,000 Knights. RIP, old friend. I wish our last words were a little better than they turned out to be. =[

kim left a message on June 16, 2014:

don't believe everything you read in the papers

Badd Doesitbetter left a message on June 16, 2014:

EFFE

Badd Doesitbetter left a message on June 16, 2014:

If we have to explain, you wouldn't understand.
EFFE

Badd Doesitbetter left a message on June 16, 2014:

They can say what they want. I was there and I know what happened.

God left a message on June 15, 2014:

shouldn't have been driving 80 miles an hour trying to chase down and scare a woman in traffic!

Sharyl left a message on June 15, 2014:

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family.
We are so sadden by your loss may you find comfort in each others
Embrace.
Much Love and Respect.
The family of SPIDER DCE Chicago

Henry Otterman left a message on June 15, 2014:

The News said that they chased down some women at high speed

Niko Hansen left a message on June 15, 2014:

I apologize for the mistypes in my huge blog of a message. Today I felt like apart of allwhom were at the funeral cause of a warrior and hero "Rambo"! You will forever be remembered and never forgotten my friend and brother!

Karissa DeFord left a message on June 15, 2014:

My husband saved the lives of at least 3 people. He put himself in danger to protect his brothers.

ANT HLMC left a message on June 14, 2014:

Ride in peace bro

Earl & Ann Sager left a message on June 14, 2014:

Darryl & Christy, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Josh. He was a sweet boy when we were all on Mason St. together and seems he grew into a fine young man. Our sympathy to you all in this difficult time.
Earl & Ann Sager

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Niko Hansen left a message on June 14, 2014:

Josh, I too knew you as (Blades). When you 1st met me you had my back to a T. That was unexpected from what I knew of you. You also stated the fact I hady our respect and trust as that was something easily given. I also gave the same in return. We had a few talks in private which many of those times you had told me you considered me like a brother. We talked about quite a bit as you opened up to me which was also unexpecte . You had stated you saw the potential in me and could see how I was a a p erson. You told to follow my dream and be what I want to be and if anyone says anything about it they could deal with you. I was thankful for your word . I know today i would of been proud as I am chasing my childhood dream. I have many fans and supporters as I know you would have been one of them. One thing I remember the mostis that you said I was hilarious and always funny. I made you laugh all the time. We laughed alot together and had good times. My brother who ismu ch older than me ran with the D. C. Eagles back many years ago when I was a chil . Most of my family served in the military as well. Maybe that's why we had a great connection. You were a hero Josh and always will be. Nobody can take that away from you. I have shed my tears over this quite a bit. Josh you were a friend and brother in my heart. I send deepest condolences to your immediate family and brotherhood of true riders. My heart goes to all of them. We all lost a great man and hero in our lives. I will miss you very much as I already do. You will be forever remembered and never forgotten! I and miss you brother. Goodbye my friend.

Sandi Lakey left a message on June 14, 2014:

Darrell and Christy -
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words to express the loss of a child. Our thoughts are with you both.
Todd and Sandi

anon left a message on June 14, 2014:

what does it mean he died protecting someone? it also says he died riding a motorcycle. I don't get it

Sarah DeFord left a message on June 14, 2014:

Josh you had a wonderful heart mace and I loved you very much our son mace will always remember you we are shocked at your passing away and me and mace will never forget you I see me and you in mace and I know with you as his daddy and me as his mommy he will grow up be a wonderful little boy I'm sorry we never got the chance to talk about our feelings and working and out our differences for our son karissa and me were very lucky to have you in our lives I'm so glad that we meet and I know mace will miss his daddy but he will grow up to know how wonderful his daddy is I hope one day we all can set aside our differences and know that you always wanted what was best for others around you

Chase left a message on June 14, 2014:

what did he do, I dont understand. how exactly is he a hero?

Luna left a message on June 13, 2014:

Rambo u will b dearly missed always u had an amazing heart my thoughts an prayers go out to Rambo's family as well as his brother's in the D.C. Eagles!!! E.F.F.E

Beth Hassell left a message on June 13, 2014:

I remembered Josh when he was just a little boy. I remember thinking what a friendly little boy. throughout the years when I would see him I was still treated with that same friendliness that I was met with when he was just a young boy. this is a tragic loss. you will be missed Josh (Rambo). my condolences go out to the family

Crash left a message on June 13, 2014:

This man is a hero! He paid the ultimate price in the name of brotherhood! He will be remembered for his selfless actions by those who know!

Pepper left a message on June 13, 2014:

Thank you Crash.

Diane Eichinger Kaufman left a message on June 13, 2014:

Such a tragic loss. We too knew Josh as a young boy. We watched him grow up into a man. Obviously, we are so sorry for Your loss. He is a Hero, saving others to loose His life. May he R.I.P and ride his Harley in the Heavens with his Grandma and all His other Brothers Lost to Us! We are so sorry Badd & Christy and Karissa and Kyle, His Son~~~ Banana & Suicide Kaufman

Vic left a message on June 13, 2014:

Josh man I know you as Blades and always have I know my family will miss you. You were a great person and a true hero.

Pat Z left a message on June 12, 2014:

Kim, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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