McKenna Marie Verse, infant daughter of Craig and Robyn (Bolwahn) Verse, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. McKenna was baptized on Sept. 14, 2010, by Staff Minister, Larry Clark.
Even though McKenna had some health issues, she was still a very happy baby and was such a trooper. McKenna loves to chat and would tell you the best stories. She loves to listen to herself talk. She also loves to snuggle and is the best cuddle bug. Some of McKenna’s favorite things are smiling, having her hair washed, spending time with her best friend, Ella, and receiving puppy kisses all over especially on her hands, feet, and cheeks.
Survivors include her parents, Craig and Robyn (Bolwahn) Verse of La Crosse; two puppies, Harley and Jazmin; her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Christine Bolwahn of West Salem; her paternal grandparents, Dale (Connie) Verse of Houston, Minn. and Pat (Al) Grimes of Onalaska; her maternal aunts, Jessica Bolwahn (fiance, Aaron Salesman) of Viroqua, Wis., and Anne Bolwahn of St. Paul, Minn.; her paternal uncle, Bryan (Glenda) Verse of Hawaii; her cousin, Ezra Verse; her maternal great-grandmothers, Janet (Ferguson) McCann and Charlotte Bolwahn, both of La Crosse; her paternal great-grandfather, Emil (Marilyn) Verse of La Crosse; her special friend, Ella Delap; and other extended family and many friends.
McKenna was preceded in death by her cousin, Jennifer Rustad; her paternal great-grandmother, Pearl Michaels; and three maternal great-grandfathers, Donald Ferguson, Jerome McCann, and Vernon Bolwahn.
A celebration of McKenna’s life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes & Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse. Dr. Scott McMurray will officiate. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
To our beautiful baby girl, little Miss McKenna Marie,
You were brought into our lives on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 3:52 p.m. and 13 weeks later on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 3:52 a.m., you left us to be our angel. From the moment you were born, it was love at first sight. You were perfect and looked like a little pixie with all that beautiful, wild hair. We couldn’t keep our eyes off of you and we could look at you forever. This has been the best time of our lives. You’re our ray of sunshine and are loved by many people. You touched so many people and brought joy to everyone, even if they didn’t know you. We will never understand why we could only keep you for a short time but you will forever be in our hearts as our peanut, punky, and princess angel. We miss you so much and can’t wait to see you again someday.
Love you always and forever,
Mom, Dad, Harley, and Jazmin