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Joshua Nicholas Socha

Jul 18, 2020

Jan. 26, 1999 – July 9, 2020

Joshua Nicholas Socha

passed away at this home

at the age of 21 in Boise,

Idaho on July 9, 2020.

He was born in Mesa, Ar-

izona on January 26, 1999,

the son of Brian and

Lynelle (Fritel) Socha.

Josh moved with his

parents from Arizona to

Bottineau where he lived

for the next 3 years. In

2002, the family moved to

Boise, Idaho and has lived

there until his death.

While in Boise he attend-

ed elementary and middle

school at Kuna, Idaho. He

attended Bishop Kelly

High School, a private

Catholic school, and gra-

duated in 2017. He was

currently a senior at Boise

State University, major-

ing in chemistry and a

minor in mathematics.

He was pursuing a much

wanted job in the chemis-

try department, but due to

Covid-19 was unable to

obtain the position.

He was very active in

baseball from grade

school through high

school, where he was a

pitcher. He was an avid

reader of fiction stories.

He was very involved in

the Boy Scouts of America

and had earned the rank

of Eagle Scout. He loved

spending time with his

family, camping at the

Oregon coast where the

group would go crabbing,

clam digging and also

charter a boat to fish in

the ocean for rock fish,

Ling cod, and whatever

else was biting that day.

His family was the

center of his world. He

was involved in all as-

pects of their daily living

including caring for the

cattle and sheep, garden-

ing, and other yard work.

Josh traveled with his

family for spring baseball

training in Arizona and

while there visited the

Grand Canyon, Hoover

Dam, and toured Sedona.

He traveled often to Seat-

tle to watch professional

baseball games. Many

times he came back to

North Dakota to visit fam-

ily and friends.

He had a very gentle

kind, loving soul and was

always willing to help

out, and was very con-

siderate of others’ feel-


Josh was a member of

Risen Christ Catholic

Church in Boise where he

often was an usher. His

Eagle Scout project was

working with his brother,

Jeremiah, in building two

phases of a healing garden

behind the church.

He was very loved by

his family, and taken way

too soon. He will be

missed dearly. Josh ac-

complished so much in

his short time on this

earth. His family was so

very proud of him and

Heaven has gained a most

precious angel.

Josh is survived by his

parents, Brian and Lynelle

(Fritel) Socha; his identi-

cal twin brother, Jeremiah

Socha, and brother

Matthew Socha all of

Boise, Idaho. His paternal

grandparents, Jerry and

Bonnie Socha Bismarck

also survive him. He also

leaves his aunts and un-

cles, CharlottePollestad,

Diane Frueh, Melvin,Ken,

Leon, and Kevin Fritel,

Linda Jorgenson,Tim and

Cindy Socha, and Donna

Celletti in addition to

many cousins.

He was preceded in

death by his infant broth-

er, Christopher Lee; un-

cle Jeff Socha; maternal

grand parents Nick and

Teresa Fritel; Aunt

Sharon and Uncle Dale


A funeral service was

held at Little Flower

Catholic Church – Rugby

on Wednesday, at 1 P.M.

on July 15th and burial

followed at Little Flower


Niewoehner Funeral

Home – Rugby On line

tributes at


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