Northern Michigan remembers late agricultural leader

Josh Wunsch was a leader in the northern Michigan agricultural community.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A prominent northern Michigan farmer died suddenly Wednesday.

Josh Wunsch was a third generation farmer in the Grand Traverse area and raised apples, tart cherries and sweet cherries with his family.

Wunsch served on several agricultural boards in northern Michigan including Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association.

Many people in the agricultural community remembered Wunsch as a hard working, respectable man.

“Josh was truly one of the good guys,” said MFB President Carl Bednarski. “He was passionate about fruit and all other areas of Michigan agriculture, and he always did his homework before he formed an opinion. During his long tenure on the Michigan Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance boards, he became a mentor to many individuals in defining and honing their leadership abilities,” Bednarski said. “Michigan Farm Bureau and the entire agriculture industry is better for knowing and working with Josh Wunsch.”

His son, Isaiah Wunsch, took over the farm and his daughter, Adele Wunsch, is in college.

Josh also leaves behind a wife Barb.

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