Joshua Leipold Obituary

Joshua Michael Leipold
Joshua Michael Leipold

April 10, 1992 - February 24, 2019
Born in Anchorage, Alaska
Resided in Wasilla, Alaska


On February 24th 2019 the world lost one of its brightest lights. Joshua Michael Leipold ( a.k.a Build A Bear) passed away in his Wasilla home. His death was sudden and unexpected leaving his family stunned and heartbroken.

Josh left behind his brothers Ryan Sol, Justice Leipold, and Tyler Gleason—his sisters Jordan Gleason, Holly Mitchell Dickinson, and Dana Cox. Joshua also left his parents Kallie Jo Fontenot and James Gleason.

Joshua will always be remembered and admired as a person who lived life on his own terms—no matter what anyone else thought. He stood up for what he believed in and was a confidant to many. He was thoughtful, protective of everyone who cared about, and fearless. Josh was simply who he wanted to be and lived true to himself beyond anything else and for that he will be the subject of his family’s stories to tell future generations about. Joshua will be remembered as always having a smile on his face and having a talent to make others laugh no matter how down they were. He was truly a bright shiny glittery fabulous ray of light that left everyone he knew better than he found them.

While his friends and family are greatly saddened by his passing. We take comfort knowing that he is skateboarding in heaven—visiting with step mom Glenda and hanging out with his best friend Kat.

A memorial service was held at Thunderbird Falls on March 9th 2019 where Joshua’s ashes were scattered among his family and friends. The family asks that donations be made to Identity Inc. in Josh’s memory instead of flowers.

"Words do not describe how much you will be missed Josh--always know you will be thought about daily. We love you little brother."

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Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Alaska
1306 E 74th Avenue
Anchorage, AK United States 99518