|William D. Penix|
|January 14, 2011 - January 26, 2012|
|Sparta, New Jersey|
|Funeral Service: 11:00am Thursday February 02, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline|
|Interment: , at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock island |
|William Daniel Penix departed this life on January 26, 2012 in Boston, MA, after a life long struggle with Heterotaxy Syndrome. William was born January 14, 2011 in New York, NY, to Bradley and Anne Penix of Sparta, NJ. His family gives thanks for the gift of his life; for his year and twelve days with them-all of which, except for a precious three weeks at home, were lived at the Childrens Hospitals of New York and Boston; for the care of many doctors and nurses who made this time possible; for his valiant fight and cheerful disposition; and for the grace of Holy Baptism, by which we are assured that, though he will not return to us, we will go to him. The family thanks all those who prayed for William, and looks forward to those prayers being answered finally in Christ Jesus, in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.|
William is survived by his parents, Anne and Bradley Penix; his grandparents, Gary and Marcia Penix, Jonesville, MI, Jerry and Jan Tutskey, Rock Island; aunts and uncles, Douglas and Christine Marsh, Battle Creek, MI, John and Heidi Sias, Colstrip, MT; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Sias.
The funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline, with the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten officiating and the Rev. Dr. John Sias preaching. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. The family request memorials to the Heterotaxy Network, 1331 Kings Ridge Blvd, Wadsworth, OH 44281 or http://heterotaxysyndrome.org/.
I'm so sorry. I feel so sad. He is happy and smiley in his picture. Now he is happy n smiling with Jesus. He is passing thru ohare airport now,we will take great care. God bless William and his family..
We are sad and heartbroken for you and with you. We are praying for you both and we join you in the belief we will all meet William again in heaven. We are so glad our boys lives allowed us to cross paths. We are praying for peace in your hearts.
-- Jessica Lindberg
Please accept my very deepest condolences. The road ahead will be hard (I know from experience) but I hope you will find strength somewhere.
Consider the compassionate friends (http://www.compassionatefriends.org/)
Jana, mom to Sophie, heterotaxy (2/21/09-2/13/11)
I JUST WANT TO SAY...BLESS THE CHILD WHO ONCE WAS WITH U A BRIEF MOMENT..AND CHERISH ALL YOUR MEMORIES OF WILLIAM AND HE WILL NEVER FORGET THE LOVE OF HIS MOM AND DAD AND ALL THE LOVE THEY HAVE GIVEN HIM...REST IN PEACE BABY BOY...YOU ARE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND IN THE ARMS OF JESUS...FOREVER...PLEASE PRAY AND HEAL HIS LOVING PARENTS WHO HAVE HELPED HIM FIGHT ALL YEAR LONG.....R.I.P.
-- Rebecca Watson
I did not know the family personally, only thru a mutual friend but our prayers were with lil William and our prayers continue for his mommy and daddy. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you. <3
-- Jaime L.
Fly high beautiful baby William! Lots of love to your wonderful Mom and Dad. I followed your journey and they are incredibly amazing parents! Lots of love, heart baby Shakirah Ariana and her Mom
-- Shamila Bashir