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190 S. Franklin Ave.
P.O. Box 391
Colby, KS 67701
Phone: (785) 462-2331
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Obituary for Joshua David Berens

Joshua David  Berens
Joshua David Berens, 15, of Colby, died Thursday, July 4, 2019. He was born August 6, 2003, in Goodland, KS, to Kevin and Angela (Flickner) Berens. Josh was saved through faith in Christ June 20, 2019. He followed in believer’s baptism June 30, 2019. Knowing Jesus and heaven as Josh does now, face to face, he would urge you to repent and place your faith in Jesus Christ, our Savior and only hope of Salvation. We have faith we will see Josh again.

Josh had a close relationship with his family. He was very social and could start a conversation with anyone. He loved people, especially kids, animals and had a smile that could light up a room. Josh took time to pick berries and share them with a friend, play with neighborhood kids, hold a baby, share a smile and lend a helping hand. He also desired to help others by being an organ and tissue donor.

Josh loved working at Bellamy Farms. He enjoyed being part of the First Baptist Church of St. Francis, Colby Swim Club and Solomon Valley 4-H Club, participating in woodworking and shooting sports. His hobbies included reading, knife making and trap shooting. He also participated in AWANA’s, youth group, basketball, yearbook staff, readers theater, choir, musicals and plays, most recently preparing for the role of Prince Charming in a production of Cinderella. He was educated through Soli Deo Gloria Homeschool and was a member of the Heartland Christian School Scholar’s Bowl team, attending the National Academic Championships in 2018.

Josh was preceded in death by his grandmother Sharon (McQueen) Flickner; great grandparents, Dave and Margaret Flickner, Garland and Freda McQueen, Wendell and Ann Berens, Robert and Pansy Barton, and Frankie Lee Nichols.

He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Angie Berens and brother, Matthew Berens, of Colby; grandparents, Ellis Flickner, of Kingman, KS, Gary and Marsha Berens and Barbara Nichols, of Colby, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Visitation is 4-6:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Baalmann Mortuary, Colby. Funeral Service is Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Celebration Church, Colby, with burial in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Memorials are suggested to Matthew Berens Education Fund, First Baptist Church of St. Francis, Colby Swim Club or Pioneer Memorial Library, sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For condolences or information visit