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                                                          "Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
                                                          Lies in his 
bed, walks up and down with me,
                                                           Puts on his pretty look, repeats his words,
                                                                Remembers me of his gracious parts,
                                                            Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form." 
                                                                                                 (William Shakespeare)


It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Jakob Yount, just 15 years old, who passed away unexpectedly this week, leaving behind father, Brian, mother, DeAnn, 18-year-old older brother, Ethan, along with a wide extended family. Jakob had a quick wit, was ridiculously good at computers, and had many talents including mathematics, research, and technology. 

When he was young, Jakob enjoyed Nerf gun fights, building Legos, playing outside, and going to the park. He grew up in a house of story-tellers with Ethan taking the lead on movie ideas, often pulling Jakob into dramas which led to wider collaborations with friends and cousins. This love of story and technology morphed into a Minecraft creation-obsession followed by research and building his own computer. When Jakob had an interest, it was a full-fledged dive into researching and discovering as much as possible about the subject. 

Although he suffered from a chronic syndrome that caused exhaustion among other symptoms, Jakob was present at family gatherings - most recently to celebrate his Grandpa's 85th birthday. Jakob had a special place in his heart for animals and babies and showed that tenderness towards his pets, baby cousins, and so many more sweet innocents. 

The Yount family finances were already burdened by Jakob's longstanding illness, and the added costs associated with burial are placing them in real financial need. Please give generously as a way to show your love and support for this hurting family. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this page go directly to the Yount Family to help with funeral and related expenses during this time of grief. 

Since Jakob died at home, the family is prayerfully coming to the realization that the pain of continuing to live in that house may be too much to bear. With that in mind, any funds raised beyond what is required to cover direct funeral expenses would be dedicated to repairs needed in preparation to sell the family home.

We thank you in advance for your generous and selfless contribution of behalf of the Yount Family.  

The visitation is next Thursday, March 1, from 4-7 pm, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Union, MO.

The funeral will be at 10 am, Friday, March 2, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Union, MO.

                              “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15
 

Patricia Crumpecker

2018-03-21 00:57:59

Curtis and I are brokenhearted over your loss. Praying that "according to the riches of his glory, he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith..."Eph 3:16-17. Love you!

Anonymous

2018-03-19 16:22:56

We continue to pray for your family - Heritage Classical Christian Academy

Andrea binder

2018-03-09 23:06:43

We love you Yount family!

Dawn M Sjolund

2018-03-08 03:44:09

We send our love and prayers.

Shelly D. Hubel

2018-03-05 22:02:16

Dear DeAnn, My husband and I are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Jakob. Grieving with you and praying for the Lord to carry and comfort your family as you grieve. Shelly, Covenant Student

Brandi J Koziatek

2018-03-05 19:18:55

Praying for your family!!!!

Anonymous

2018-03-05 16:19:00

Keeping you in our prayers. - Jamie & Sidney

Deanne Powers

2018-03-04 22:06:35

Praying for your family!

Jimmy P Sakabu

2018-03-04 17:54:58

My heart, thoughts, and prayers are all with you, Younts. I'll continue praying for you all, God bless.

Patrick OBanion

2018-03-04 12:38:47

We are praying that the Lord will be your refuge and strength during this time of loss and your hope in the midst of despair. Our hearts are breaking for you. ~Patrick and Rachel O'Banion

Michael H. Yount

2018-03-04 00:09:30

Holding all of you in our hearts! Michael and Jean Yount

Anonymous

2018-03-03 22:01:10

Praying for peace that passes all understanding.

Anonymous

2018-03-03 00:29:41

May God continue to comfort you. He is with you! - The Jettes

Anonymous

2018-03-02 22:38:59

Our deepest sympathy!

Anonymous

2018-03-02 15:29:31

Sending our Thoughts, Prayers , Peace and Strength.

peter watson

2018-03-02 13:59:55

This gift is from Adam Lare, who loves your family.

Anonymous

2018-03-02 04:03:45

Much love! From your social work teaching colleagues in St Louis.

Brenda L Friedel

2018-03-02 01:28:12

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find the strength and peace to continue to embrace life knowing that Jakob will always live in your heart.

Karen Scheidhauer

2018-03-01 22:56:27

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen and Bruce Scheidhauer

Carol Wakefield

2018-03-01 19:50:04

God Bless

Robin Prado

2018-03-01 18:52:21

May God continue to comfort your family and give you peace, even during this time of sorrow. We are praying for you all.

William McNabb

2018-03-01 04:57:58

God bless!

Joanna Hancock

2018-03-01 03:09:54

We love you all -Adam Hancock family

Barbara Matthews

2018-03-01 01:51:28

I hope this helps in any way. Maybe it will put gas in your car sometime when you need it. Dee Ann I'm so sorry. If there are times when you can't pray, the Holy Spirit is praying for you. I know you're in a dark, dark place. One moment at a time.

Lois Pierce

2018-02-28 21:23:51

Our prayers are with you and Jacob.

Anonymous

2018-02-28 18:52:31

We uplift you and your family. May peace surround and keep you in light of this great loss. -From a fellow Homelink family.

JUYEON LEE

2018-02-28 18:14:27

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

James Avery

2018-02-28 17:42:12

Praying that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, would guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

michael rose

2018-02-28 15:40:46

Best wishes for your family. Very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2018-02-28 03:56:02

Grieving with you in this heartache.

Lisa Nurnberger

2018-02-28 03:54:30

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you❤️Love, Kurt & Lisa Nurnberger family

Valerie J Batey

2018-02-28 03:51:18

Prayers for you all. May God surround you continually with His peace. Love you.

Jennifer Quinn

2018-02-28 02:20:30

Love and prayers for you.

Linda Brinkley

2018-02-27 23:45:30

Your family is in our hearts and prayers

Michelle Hall

2018-02-27 23:23:37

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sandra Mueller

2018-02-27 22:37:41

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet son.

Linda L Merrick

2018-02-27 19:57:55

Our prayers accompany this gift in the name of our loving Savior Jesus. Mike and Linda Merrick

Crystal Johnson

2018-02-27 17:23:30

From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of Jakob. May your family's strength be propelled as you go through such a difficult time and may the love carry you through this journey.

Corinne M Babcock

2018-02-27 16:27:34

Carrying your family now and will continue to pray for you... asking for comfort and for strength. So very sorry to hear of your loss of your precious son. You are loved.

Amy Harrison Fugman

2018-02-27 15:47:51

Sending thoughts of Peace and Comfort.

Lorraine J Alexander

2018-02-27 15:15:05

I am not skilled to understand what God has willed what God has planned, I only know at His right hand is one who is my Savior. That is the hope and strength we cling to,

Howard E Jackson

2018-02-27 14:29:23

Brian, Camille and I are praying for God's love to see you and your family through this difficult time. Howard

Ashley Wegener

2018-02-27 14:26:30

Continued thoughts and prayers for your family. I am so sorry.

Anonymous

2018-02-27 14:04:05

There is no way to ever make sense of such a tragic loss as this. We do know however, that often an earthly loss precedes a Kingdom gain of immeasurable proportions. May that gain be your hope and reality.

Julee Hogan

2018-02-27 13:36:45

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ~The Hogans

Margaret D Richardson

2018-02-27 13:18:40

DeAnn, Brian, and Ethan, our hearts are broken for you. We have felt a connection with you ever since we met just a few years ago and our grief for your loss is unmeasurable. God Bless you all; give Chico a big hug for us. Much love, Meg and Al.

Kimberly Y Fender

2018-02-27 11:58:14

Our hearts are heavy and we cry out to the Lord for mercy and peace with you. Praying that the great Comforter would fill you with His comfort and strength and grant you rest. "I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4 John & Kim Fender

Andy Throgmorton

2018-02-27 05:15:46

Brian, Deann, and Ethan -- May you know the depths of our Savior's love and compassion during this difficult time. Praying for you. Love, Andy and Kaitlin (Fender) Throgmorton

Kara Douglass

2018-02-27 04:44:34

Devastated for you all. You are in our hearts and prayers. -Chris and Kara

Anonymous

2018-02-27 02:53:48

My heart is broken for your immense loss. I hope you'll remember that despite how it often feels when tragedy strikes, God is still El Roi, the God who sees. May your sense of his precious peace be constant during this difficult time. - Covenant student.

Anna Hallie Lillmars

2018-02-27 01:32:25

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. -Hallie Lillmars

Kimberly Ritter

2018-02-26 22:56:32

Praying for the Yount & Berea Family

Esther Spurgeon

2018-02-26 22:42:59

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss. The Spurgeon Family

Elizabeth Nemati

2018-02-26 22:08:34

We have a son with intractable epilepsy. He is doing well but we know a little of the sorrow of chronic illness. God bless you. Beth and Bijan Nemati, Huntsville

Anonymous

2018-02-26 21:59:58

Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family Dave, Laura, Olivia and Sarah Dixon

michele christian

2018-02-26 20:03:18

I am so very sorry. I have no words.

Anonymous

2018-02-26 19:36:21

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Phyllis Wheeler

2018-02-26 19:07:34

May the Lord comfort you.

Janet Kagoda

2018-02-26 18:52:07

Prayers for strength and comfort during this very difficult time.

Anonymous

2018-02-26 18:37:19

Words cannot express my deepest sympathy and heartbreak for your family's tremendous loss. You are an Amazing Professor and there is no doubt that your son was even Greater and Beyond Incredible. Praying for your Strength & Peace in GOD's Magnificent Grace. ~ An UMSL Student

Anonymous

2018-02-26 18:32:49

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction" - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4a

Mackenize Jo Remmert

2018-02-26 18:05:03

There are no words. Wishing you & your family strength during this time.

David Haas

2018-02-26 17:18:50

We love you Brian, DeAnn, and Ethan and are asking the Lord to sustain you in this valley of sorrow. Psalm 116 "I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord. Our God is full of compassion. When I was brought low, he saved me.

Anonymous

2018-02-26 16:55:28

My heart is breaking for your entire family. May God give you peace beyond all understanding. We are all praying for you.

W Paul Olsen

2018-02-26 16:20:58

The Heritage Community is grieving with you and praying for your family.

Noel Powers

2018-02-26 16:16:58

Sorry for your loss, praying for you all!

Kimberly D McDonnell

2018-02-26 16:11:18

We are praying for your family. May the Lord give you peace, strength and send many people to love you in word and deed.

Mockia Shelton

2018-02-26 15:27:01

Praying for you and your family! Nikki S.

Sandra Holifield

2018-02-26 15:20:57

I'm so sorry to hear this terrible news. Prayers and hugs for you and your family!

Tiffany E Friesen

2018-02-26 15:14:26

I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet son Jakob. Praying for your family.

Vicki Leung

2018-02-26 15:02:05

We are deeply sorry. Praying for you all- The Leungs

Shelley Dodson

2018-02-26 14:25:21

Continuing to pray and sending love and hugs...

Anonymous

2018-02-26 03:25:32

Every day we are pleading God’s comfort and strength to sustain you.

Anonymous

2018-02-26 03:16:24

We are praying for your sweet family!

Jason W. Wood

2018-02-26 02:52:14

Our Prayers are with you! - Jason, Erin, Ethan, Jude, Ansley and Lainey Wood

Anonymous

2018-02-26 02:02:35

With much, much love and prayer. We are so very sorry.

Anonymous

2018-02-26 00:29:37

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love, Your MAC crew-Mandy, Casey, Amanda, Chris, and Rick

Kathryn Heern

2018-02-25 23:08:27

We're praying for the family!

Cynthia L Amend

2018-02-25 20:27:25

We stand with you in prayer. May God comfort you and give you his strength. Love, Cindy and Rick Amend.

Suzanne Bell Bolton

2018-02-25 20:07:49

Our family continues to pray for yours. May the God of all comfort surround you with His peace.

Kristen Fender

2018-02-25 16:49:31

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love you.

Heather Spanogle

2018-02-25 07:50:52

We love you all!

Janelle Steen

2018-02-25 06:48:11

Let us love one another. Jakob has touched our hearts.

Jacob L Virtue

2018-02-25 06:16:21

My hope in life and death is in Jesus. To others considering giving, please pray and then pray with your resources as the Lord leads.

Stacey Roth LaRose

2018-02-25 04:02:29

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Stacy Bick

2018-02-25 03:24:13

Praying for you and your family ❤️

Megan Brawley

2018-02-25 02:31:56

DeAnn, you are one of the most loving and truly good people I have had pleasure to call friend. My heart aches for you and your family. May your faith and the love of many around you bring some comfort during this very difficult time.

katharine a yousaf

2018-02-25 02:22:54

We grieve with you. We pray that every day you will see the Lord's goodness and mercy as you walk through the valley with the Lord at your side. With very much love, the Yousafs

Linda Vastola

2018-02-25 02:05:39

We ache for you. Love the Vastolas

Anonymous

2018-02-25 01:50:51

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the LORD your God...your Savior." Is. 43.:3 Praying for you!!!

Anonymous

2018-02-25 00:53:30

May God comfort you during this time.

Cat Heimburger

2018-02-25 00:03:20

Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Sandra Bower

2018-02-24 23:51:59

With love.

Ashley L Watson

2018-02-24 23:44:57

We are praying and hurting with you.

Lila Manzo

2018-02-24 23:36:07

I will pray you find comfort for the pain.

Wendy Enke

2018-02-24 22:50:47

Jane has talked so often about "her boys" that I feel like I know them. She is a dear friend and we grieve with her and the family. No words can convey the pain, but we are so glad to have a way to share in your grief.

Robyn A Bridges

2018-02-24 22:23:10

Our prayers and condolences. ❤️

leslie singenstreu

2018-02-24 22:12:07

You don't know us.. we have mutual friends. Praying for your hearts and minds. We have lost a son and know that part of your heartache. Your grief is held by Him who knows His own.

Katie L Murphy

2018-02-24 21:43:51

Our hearts are breakfing for you. We will be praying for peace and comfort and space to grieve in the days and months to come.

Carla Royal

2018-02-24 21:36:19

Sending love, prayers, and deepest condolences.

Anonymous

2018-02-24 21:33:37

May God's comfort, strength and peace be with each of you.

Elizabeth Havens

2018-02-24 21:25:44

We cannot imagine your grief. We can only pray that the Lord Jesus would bring you his comfort.

Rhonda Hancock

2018-02-24 21:09:15

Praying for comfort, strength and peace for all of you. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” ~Psalm 73:26

Dana M Malkus

2018-02-24 21:03:14

May the Peace of our Lord be with you. Words feel so inadequate. We trust the Comforter to bring you true comfort in the midst of this grief. (Andy, Dana, Bram, Maceo, and Emmanuel Malkus)

Wella R Lutjens

2018-02-24 20:56:06

I have no words... We are praying for you and we love you all very much.

Scott Mosby

2018-02-24 20:54:53

Please accept the prayers, love and support from your grieving Mosby family. Scott & Judy Mosby

Lisa DeLaney

2018-02-24 20:19:10

My heart goes out to you and your family. DeAnn, you always give everything to everyone. You are a remarkable therapist, mother and human being. May God wrap his arms around you and your family in this tragic time of need!!! Continuing thoughts and prayers!!!

Toni R Bowman

2018-02-24 20:14:14

Thinking and praying for you at this most difficult time. The Lord will uphold you in his strong arms.

Darrell McClanahan

2018-02-24 20:07:39

Our prayers are with you.

Anita D. Winter

2018-02-24 19:08:59

As part of the HCCA community we pray God moves in close and provides for all your needs during this difficult time. Know that you have a whole host of believers lifting your family in prayer.

Angela M Hoffman

2018-02-24 19:00:33

We love you all and are praying for you. Love and hugs, Geoff, Angie and Logan

Nicole Reitz

2018-02-24 18:45:02

So sorry for your loss Brian and DeAnn. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Emily E Roig

2018-02-24 18:44:32

Mourning with you all at this time. You are heavy on my heart...will be praying for you and lifting you up.

Jan Mueller

2018-02-24 18:43:47

We are heart broken for your loss! Our boys go to Heritage together and we want you to know we are praying for you and we will keep praying! The Hansons

Nancy J. Stain

2018-02-24 18:41:07

With love, David and Nancy Stain

Anonymous

2018-02-24 18:06:43

Heartbreaking grief in our household and constant prayers for your family, that God will walk you through this and that you will lean on His everlasting arms for "grace to help you in your in time of need."

Susan M. Tschetter

2018-02-24 17:57:08

Praying for you during this time of grief!

Diana Roberts-Stone

2018-02-24 17:33:21

Yount family, Brett and I are so sorry and heartbroken for you over the news. We are praying everyday for you all.

Margaret E. Gieselmann

2018-02-24 17:22:39

My heart grieves with you. May God comfort you as you go through this tragic loss. Margaret

Elizabeth A Tyvoll

2018-02-24 16:57:45

DeAnn, Brian and Ethan - We are so so sorry for this loss. Please let the good people around you take care of you and your sweet family. Love, Stan, Betsy and Justin Tyvoll

Jonathan Meyers

2018-02-24 16:55:57

We love you guys. Praying for your family.

Timothy R. Wahlig

2018-02-24 16:31:50

Our hearts go out to you all.

Sandy Jurgenson

2018-02-24 16:30:55

We are so sorry for your loss!

Anonymous

2018-02-24 16:08:00

Praying for your family.

Linda D Lawrence

2018-02-24 16:04:28

Praying for you.

Chun Yee Siew

2018-02-24 16:03:26

Keeping your family in our prayers.

Elizabeth Hobbs

2018-02-24 15:51:54

God's Hand is on you. May you feel His love surround you.

Carol L Heimburger

2018-02-24 15:49:25

My heart is aching. I’m so sorry.

Lia Nower

2018-02-24 15:47:01

So so sad for my friend

Angelica-Marie Puisis

2018-02-24 15:44:35

I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending hugs & prayers to your family. -Gelly

Trish Yount

2018-02-24 15:34:37

May God provide comfort and peace. Love Matt & Trish Yount

Jane K Yount

2018-02-24 15:31:37

Thank you for letting us know this small way we can show how much we love you all, how much we miss Jakob.

Bethany Underwood

2018-02-24 15:28:00

Praying for and thinking of you constantly.

Maggi Zesch

2018-02-24 15:24:34

Praying for you

Merry Madi

2018-02-24 15:18:51

Praying that God brings peace and mercy as you walk thru this week, remembering the sweet gift of Jakob.

Elizabeth J Schott

2018-02-24 15:12:33

My heart aches for the entire Yount family! May Jesus give you a peace that passes understanding.

Anonymous

2018-02-24 15:11:51

Praying for you all!

Michelle A Richardson

2018-02-24 15:11:27

Sending love and continued prayers to the entire family. (Love you DeAnnie!)

Anonymous

2018-02-24 15:06:19

I'm so very sorry for your loss and your grief. Praying God will comfort you and hold you close.

Anonymous

2018-02-24 15:05:25

Praying for this sweet, wonderful family!

Rhonda Saputo

2018-02-24 15:01:47

We are sending our thoughts, prayers and several hugs. Love, Rhonda & Steve

Lisa Manzini-Pace

2018-02-24 14:51:23

With deepest sympathies.

Kathryn Erickson

2018-02-24 14:32:04

We are praying for each of you. We are so sad for your great loss.

Christy Reeves

2018-02-24 14:30:23

Praying for your family

Anonymous

2018-02-24 14:24:20

We love you guys and are praying for God's comfort and peace.

Marguerite Sanazaro

2018-02-24 14:06:28

Praying for the Yount family.

Renee Bates

2018-02-24 14:06:11

My heart aches with you, Charysse, and with your beautiful family.

Emily F Stover

2018-02-24 13:50:08

We love you.

Joseph D Eisenbraun

2018-02-24 13:46:36

May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus

Jessica L Blanner

2018-02-24 13:38:56

Praying for your family. ❤️

Veronica Holden

2018-02-24 13:17:23

We love you- the Holden’s

Carrie Lamb

2018-02-24 10:20:37

Praying for your family ❤️

Katie Willis

2018-02-24 09:57:19

Praying for all of you

Celeste Peterson

2018-02-24 06:35:12

We love you.

Judy Musick

2018-02-24 06:10:24

We love Jakob, we love you, and we continue to stand with you in this terribly painful time.

Jakob Yount Eulogy
February 26, 2018, 11:14 am

Eulogy for Jakob Yount
Eulogy, a good word, is not designed to paper over that death is an enemy of our race, that death is anti human and antiGod. It is rather, a part of what is true today. Jakob’s life, while too short, was full of good things.
In a most intimate process…..16 years ago….. Jakob was knit together by God in his mother’s womb, a wonderful bearer of the image of God. This was manifest throughout his young life in marvelous ways.
Jakob was soon honored by God through his baptism into the community of those who believe that Jesus Christ, his life, death, and resurrection is the key to understanding our human existence.
DeAnn’s first memories of Jakob are how much he snuggled and ate. And he loved rocking in a rocking chair. Brian would come home from work and rock Jakob. Ethan would jump up and down on the bed and tell Brian about his day while Jakob snuggled into his Daddy. 
One rule in the Yount house is you try new foods. You have a choice to keep eating or not, but the food that is made is the choice you have. At three years old, Jakob wasn’t wild about this rule. Ethan asked to go to Old Country Buffet for his birthday. While DeAnn was holding Jakob on her hip she explained to him he could pick from all the different foods and pointed out some that she knew he liked. At that point she heard a hushed whisper in her ear, “Choices!”
Brian and DeAnn can’t say enough about how good of a brother Ethan has been to Jakob. Early on when Jakob was a toddler and getting into something he shouldn’t, Ethan would run to DeAnn yelling, “Jakob alert, Jakob alert!” Jakob would go anywhere with his brother and would hold on to Ethan’s arm leaning into him if things were new and unsure. Ethan never complained about this. They loved making movies together learning how to use special effects and being very silly together. The fights were so minimal that DeAnn would be surprised if they ever punched each other.
Jakob was bright-eyed and filled with energy and would run EVERYWHERE! He loved music and would insist that DeAnn sing him to sleep or play music for him until he went to sleep.
He went to Theater Kids every summer which is a performing arts VBS at Junia’s church. He liked the dancing and the singing but not the acting. The first summer he went he was about 6 and when he realized at the end of the week he would have to get on the stage in front of everyone he looked up at DeAnn, helping with the class, and stated “I don’t do stages”. By the third summer he did everything but the acting. He won first prize for points the year before sixth grade, something none of us expected out of his shy self.
When he went to Cornerstone Academy in 6th grade he blossomed. He told his mom then, “I wish I had always come here.” When picked him up later after school he was often playing on the playground and a chorus of voices, younger then him would yell “Good-bye Jakob!” He would stop and tell DeAnn each of their names and what grade they were in. Jakob was in the Christmas play and then took the lead role in the Spring play but had many second thoughts about that decision. On their way into the school the night of the play DeAnn mentioned how nice the weather was compared to the Christmas program. He responded, “I wish there was a tornado so I wouldn’t have to do this.” He ended up doing a great job.” 
Jakob was amazingly creative in other ways. In the years he was 8-12 he would save every penny of Christmas and birthday money to buy a particular Lego set he had his eye on. That wasn’t unusual of course, but when he was done building it he would usually take it apart completely, combine it with other sets and make something completely original that was as cool as any set you could buy.
**Lego story here&he

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Patricia Crumpecker

624 days ago

Curtis and I are brokenhearted over your loss. Praying that "according to the riches of his glory, he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith..."Eph 3:16-17. Love you!

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Anonymous Donor

626 days ago

We continue to pray for your family - Heritage Classical Christian Academy

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Anonymous Donor

635 days ago


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Andrea binder

636 days ago

We love you Yount family!

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Marcia R VanderPol

636 days ago


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Lindsey Ellis

637 days ago


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Dawn M Sjolund

637 days ago

We send our love and prayers.

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Shelly D. Hubel

640 days ago

Dear DeAnn, My husband and I are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Jakob. Grieving with you and praying for the Lord to carry and comfort your family as you grieve. Shelly, Covenant Student

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Diane J. Preston

640 days ago


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Brandi J Koziatek

640 days ago

Praying for your family!!!!

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Anonymous Donor

640 days ago

Keeping you in our prayers. - Jamie & Sidney

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Deanne Powers

641 days ago

Praying for your family!

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Jimmy P Sakabu

641 days ago

My heart, thoughts, and prayers are all with you, Younts. I'll continue praying for you all, God bless.

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Ann D Breidenbach

641 days ago


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Patrick OBanion

641 days ago

We are praying that the Lord will be your refuge and strength during this time of loss and your hope in the midst of despair. Our hearts are breaking for you. ~Patrick and Rachel O'Banion

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Michael H. Yount

641 days ago

Holding all of you in our hearts! Michael and Jean Yount

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Anonymous Donor

641 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

642 days ago

Praying for peace that passes all understanding.

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Susan korpi

642 days ago


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642 days ago


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Eric Perkins

642 days ago


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Seth C. Freeman

642 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

642 days ago

May God continue to comfort you. He is with you! - The Jettes

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Anonymous Donor

643 days ago

Our deepest sympathy!

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Susan Ostien

643 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

643 days ago

Sending our Thoughts, Prayers , Peace and Strength.

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peter watson

643 days ago

This gift is from Adam Lare, who loves your family.

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Anonymous Donor

643 days ago

Much love! From your social work teaching colleagues in St Louis.

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Stephen Mudd

643 days ago


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Brenda L Friedel

643 days ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find the strength and peace to continue to embrace life knowing that Jakob will always live in your heart.

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Karen Scheidhauer

644 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen and Bruce Scheidhauer

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Carol Wakefield

644 days ago

God Bless

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Robin Prado

644 days ago

May God continue to comfort your family and give you peace, even during this time of sorrow. We are praying for you all.

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Geoffrey Anderson

644 days ago


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Jane r hutchinson

644 days ago


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William McNabb

644 days ago

God bless!

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Joanna Hancock

644 days ago

We love you all -Adam Hancock family

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Sue Ellen Speicher

644 days ago


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Barbara Matthews

644 days ago

I hope this helps in any way. Maybe it will put gas in your car sometime when you need it. Dee Ann I'm so sorry. If there are times when you can't pray, the Holy Spirit is praying for you. I know you're in a dark, dark place. One moment at a time.

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Ryan C. Marcotte

644 days ago


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Jay King

645 days ago


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Lois Pierce

645 days ago

Our prayers are with you and Jacob.

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Anonymous Donor

645 days ago

We uplift you and your family. May peace surround and keep you in light of this great loss. -From a fellow Homelink family.

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JUYEON LEE

645 days ago

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

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James Avery

645 days ago

Praying that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, would guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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michael rose

645 days ago

Best wishes for your family. Very sorry for your loss.

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Anonymous Donor

645 days ago


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Eric Fick

645 days ago


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Linda Farley

645 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

645 days ago

Grieving with you in this heartache.

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Lisa Nurnberger

645 days ago

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you❤️Love, Kurt & Lisa Nurnberger family

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Valerie J Batey

645 days ago

Prayers for you all. May God surround you continually with His peace. Love you.

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Dennis L Minich

645 days ago


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Karen Windham

645 days ago


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Jennifer Quinn

645 days ago

Love and prayers for you.

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Linda Brinkley

645 days ago

Your family is in our hearts and prayers

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Michelle Hall

645 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss.

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Sandra Mueller

646 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet son.

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Linda L Merrick

646 days ago

Our prayers accompany this gift in the name of our loving Savior Jesus. Mike and Linda Merrick

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Crystal Johnson

646 days ago

From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of Jakob. May your family's strength be propelled as you go through such a difficult time and may the love carry you through this journey.

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Corinne M Babcock

646 days ago

Carrying your family now and will continue to pray for you... asking for comfort and for strength. So very sorry to hear of your loss of your precious son. You are loved.

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Amy Harrison Fugman

646 days ago

Sending thoughts of Peace and Comfort.

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Lorraine J Alexander

646 days ago

I am not skilled to understand what God has willed what God has planned, I only know at His right hand is one who is my Savior. That is the hope and strength we cling to,

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Howard E Jackson

646 days ago

Brian, Camille and I are praying for God's love to see you and your family through this difficult time. Howard

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Ashley Wegener

646 days ago

Continued thoughts and prayers for your family. I am so sorry.

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Anonymous Donor

646 days ago

There is no way to ever make sense of such a tragic loss as this. We do know however, that often an earthly loss precedes a Kingdom gain of immeasurable proportions. May that gain be your hope and reality.

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Julee Hogan

646 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ~The Hogans

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Margaret D Richardson

646 days ago

DeAnn, Brian, and Ethan, our hearts are broken for you. We have felt a connection with you ever since we met just a few years ago and our grief for your loss is unmeasurable. God Bless you all; give Chico a big hug for us. Much love, Meg and Al.

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Kimberly Y Fender

646 days ago

Our hearts are heavy and we cry out to the Lord for mercy and peace with you. Praying that the great Comforter would fill you with His comfort and strength and grant you rest. "I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4 John & Kim Fender

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Ghada Sultani-Hoffman

646 days ago


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Andy Throgmorton

646 days ago

Brian, Deann, and Ethan -- May you know the depths of our Savior's love and compassion during this difficult time. Praying for you. Love, Andy and Kaitlin (Fender) Throgmorton

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Kara Douglass

646 days ago

Devastated for you all. You are in our hearts and prayers. -Chris and Kara

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Anonymous Donor

646 days ago

My heart is broken for your immense loss. I hope you'll remember that despite how it often feels when tragedy strikes, God is still El Roi, the God who sees. May your sense of his precious peace be constant during this difficult time. - Covenant student.

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Anna Hallie Lillmars

646 days ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. -Hallie Lillmars

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Anonymous Donor

646 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

646 days ago


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Kimberly Ritter

647 days ago

Praying for the Yount & Berea Family

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Keith Becker

647 days ago


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Kurt Doll

647 days ago


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Esther Spurgeon

647 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss. The Spurgeon Family

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Elizabeth A. Strugar

647 days ago


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Elizabeth Nemati

647 days ago

We have a son with intractable epilepsy. He is doing well but we know a little of the sorrow of chronic illness. God bless you. Beth and Bijan Nemati, Huntsville

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family Dave, Laura, Olivia and Sarah Dixon

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Abigail Peche

647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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Toby Weiss

647 days ago


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michele christian

647 days ago

I am so very sorry. I have no words.

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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Phyllis Wheeler

647 days ago

May the Lord comfort you.

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Ellen Blattel

647 days ago


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Janet Kagoda

647 days ago

Prayers for strength and comfort during this very difficult time.

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

Words cannot express my deepest sympathy and heartbreak for your family's tremendous loss. You are an Amazing Professor and there is no doubt that your son was even Greater and Beyond Incredible. Praying for your Strength & Peace in GOD's Magnificent Grace. ~ An UMSL Student

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction" - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4a

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Mackenize Jo Remmert

647 days ago

There are no words. Wishing you & your family strength during this time.

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Alan Richardson

647 days ago


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David Haas

647 days ago

We love you Brian, DeAnn, and Ethan and are asking the Lord to sustain you in this valley of sorrow. Psalm 116 "I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord. Our God is full of compassion. When I was brought low, he saved me.

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

My heart is breaking for your entire family. May God give you peace beyond all understanding. We are all praying for you.

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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Malachi Thomas Holden

647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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W Paul Olsen

647 days ago

The Heritage Community is grieving with you and praying for your family.

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Todd A Bachmann

647 days ago


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Noel Powers

647 days ago

Sorry for your loss, praying for you all!

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Kimberly D McDonnell

647 days ago

We are praying for your family. May the Lord give you peace, strength and send many people to love you in word and deed.

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Stephanie Wagner

647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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Mockia Shelton

647 days ago

Praying for you and your family! Nikki S.

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Sandra Holifield

647 days ago

I'm so sorry to hear this terrible news. Prayers and hugs for you and your family!

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Lisa M Gray

647 days ago


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Tiffany E Friesen

647 days ago

I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet son Jakob. Praying for your family.

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Shelley Bomerschein

647 days ago


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Vicki Leung

647 days ago

We are deeply sorry. Praying for you all- The Leungs

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Terri L Edgcomb

647 days ago


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Shelley Dodson

647 days ago

Continuing to pray and sending love and hugs...

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago


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Robert Ranney

647 days ago


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Jenifer M York

647 days ago


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647 days ago


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647 days ago


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647 days ago


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Roy C Dripps

647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

Every day we are pleading God’s comfort and strength to sustain you.

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

We are praying for your sweet family!

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Jason W. Wood

647 days ago

Our Prayers are with you! - Jason, Erin, Ethan, Jude, Ansley and Lainey Wood

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Bryan Reckamp

647 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

With much, much love and prayer. We are so very sorry.

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Anonymous Donor

647 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love, Your MAC crew-Mandy, Casey, Amanda, Chris, and Rick

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Deborah G Walters

647 days ago


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Kathryn Heern

648 days ago

We're praying for the family!

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Cynthia L Amend

648 days ago

We stand with you in prayer. May God comfort you and give you his strength. Love, Cindy and Rick Amend.

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Suzanne Bell Bolton

648 days ago

Our family continues to pray for yours. May the God of all comfort surround you with His peace.

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Anonymous Donor

648 days ago


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Kristen Fender

648 days ago

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love you.

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Anonymous Donor

648 days ago


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thomas w. heitzmann

648 days ago


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Peter Maynor

648 days ago


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THOMAS P LLOYD

648 days ago


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Heather Spanogle

648 days ago

We love you all!

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Janelle Steen

648 days ago

Let us love one another. Jakob has touched our hearts.

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Jacob L Virtue

648 days ago

My hope in life and death is in Jesus. To others considering giving, please pray and then pray with your resources as the Lord leads.

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DANIEL SCHOENIG

648 days ago


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Stacey Roth LaRose

648 days ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Stacy Bick

648 days ago

Praying for you and your family ❤️

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Richard Watt

648 days ago


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Dennis & Penny Stanfield

648 days ago


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Megan Brawley

648 days ago

DeAnn, you are one of the most loving and truly good people I have had pleasure to call friend. My heart aches for you and your family. May your faith and the love of many around you bring some comfort during this very difficult time.

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katharine a yousaf

648 days ago

We grieve with you. We pray that every day you will see the Lord's goodness and mercy as you walk through the valley with the Lord at your side. With very much love, the Yousafs

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Linda Vastola

648 days ago

We ache for you. Love the Vastolas

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Brian m sipe Brian m Sipe

648 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

648 days ago

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the LORD your God...your Savior." Is. 43.:3 Praying for you!!!

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Anonymous Donor

648 days ago

May God comfort you during this time.

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Cat Heimburger

648 days ago

Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

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Sandra Bower

648 days ago

With love.

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Ashley L Watson

648 days ago

We are praying and hurting with you.

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Lila Manzo

648 days ago

I will pray you find comfort for the pain.

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Julie Critzer

649 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago


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Wendy Enke

649 days ago

Jane has talked so often about "her boys" that I feel like I know them. She is a dear friend and we grieve with her and the family. No words can convey the pain, but we are so glad to have a way to share in your grief.

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Robyn A Bridges

649 days ago

Our prayers and condolences. ❤️

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leslie singenstreu

649 days ago

You don't know us.. we have mutual friends. Praying for your hearts and minds. We have lost a son and know that part of your heartache. Your grief is held by Him who knows His own.

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago


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larry chambers

649 days ago


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Katie L Murphy

649 days ago

Our hearts are breakfing for you. We will be praying for peace and comfort and space to grieve in the days and months to come.

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Carla Royal

649 days ago

Sending love, prayers, and deepest condolences.

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago

May God's comfort, strength and peace be with each of you.

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago


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Elizabeth Havens

649 days ago

We cannot imagine your grief. We can only pray that the Lord Jesus would bring you his comfort.

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago


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Anna m Lupinski

649 days ago


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Rhonda Hancock

649 days ago

Praying for comfort, strength and peace for all of you. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” ~Psalm 73:26

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Dana M Malkus

649 days ago

May the Peace of our Lord be with you. Words feel so inadequate. We trust the Comforter to bring you true comfort in the midst of this grief. (Andy, Dana, Bram, Maceo, and Emmanuel Malkus)

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Wella R Lutjens

649 days ago

I have no words... We are praying for you and we love you all very much.

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Scott Mosby

649 days ago

Please accept the prayers, love and support from your grieving Mosby family. Scott & Judy Mosby

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Steve Yount

649 days ago


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Lisa DeLaney

649 days ago

My heart goes out to you and your family. DeAnn, you always give everything to everyone. You are a remarkable therapist, mother and human being. May God wrap his arms around you and your family in this tragic time of need!!! Continuing thoughts and prayers!!!

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Toni R Bowman

649 days ago

Thinking and praying for you at this most difficult time. The Lord will uphold you in his strong arms.

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Darrell McClanahan

649 days ago

Our prayers are with you.

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Anita D. Winter

649 days ago

As part of the HCCA community we pray God moves in close and provides for all your needs during this difficult time. Know that you have a whole host of believers lifting your family in prayer.

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Angela M Hoffman

649 days ago

We love you all and are praying for you. Love and hugs, Geoff, Angie and Logan

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago


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Nicole Reitz

649 days ago

So sorry for your loss Brian and DeAnn. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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Emily E Roig

649 days ago

Mourning with you all at this time. You are heavy on my heart...will be praying for you and lifting you up.

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Jan Mueller

649 days ago

We are heart broken for your loss! Our boys go to Heritage together and we want you to know we are praying for you and we will keep praying! The Hansons

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Nancy J. Stain

649 days ago

With love, David and Nancy Stain

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago

Heartbreaking grief in our household and constant prayers for your family, that God will walk you through this and that you will lean on His everlasting arms for "grace to help you in your in time of need."

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Florian Sichling

649 days ago


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Susan M. Tschetter

649 days ago

Praying for you during this time of grief!

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Melinda DiBernardo

649 days ago


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Craig Politte

649 days ago


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Diana Roberts-Stone

649 days ago

Yount family, Brett and I are so sorry and heartbroken for you over the news. We are praying everyday for you all.

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Margaret E. Gieselmann

649 days ago

My heart grieves with you. May God comfort you as you go through this tragic loss. Margaret

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John thro

649 days ago


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Jonathan Meyers

649 days ago

We love you guys. Praying for your family.

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Barbara Banks

649 days ago


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Timothy R. Wahlig

649 days ago

Our hearts go out to you all.

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Sandy Jurgenson

649 days ago

We are so sorry for your loss!

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago

Praying for your family.

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Linda D Lawrence

649 days ago

Praying for you.

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Chun Yee Siew

649 days ago

Keeping your family in our prayers.

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SARAH lEHMAN

649 days ago


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Joseph G. Pickard

649 days ago


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Elizabeth Hobbs

649 days ago

God's Hand is on you. May you feel His love surround you.

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Carol L Heimburger

649 days ago

My heart is aching. I’m so sorry.

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Lia Nower

649 days ago

So so sad for my friend

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Angelica-Marie Puisis

649 days ago

I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending hugs & prayers to your family. -Gelly

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Melissa Peach

649 days ago


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Kevin Krosley

649 days ago


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Trish Yount

649 days ago

May God provide comfort and peace. Love Matt & Trish Yount

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Rebekah Lane

649 days ago


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Jane K Yount

649 days ago

Thank you for letting us know this small way we can show how much we love you all, how much we miss Jakob.

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Bethany Underwood

649 days ago

Praying for and thinking of you constantly.

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Maggi Zesch

649 days ago

Praying for you

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Mary Hickman

649 days ago


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Merry Madi

649 days ago

Praying that God brings peace and mercy as you walk thru this week, remembering the sweet gift of Jakob.

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Abigail Koenig

649 days ago


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Elizabeth J Schott

649 days ago

My heart aches for the entire Yount family! May Jesus give you a peace that passes understanding.

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago

Praying for you all!

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Michelle A Richardson

649 days ago

Sending love and continued prayers to the entire family. (Love you DeAnnie!)

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago

I'm so very sorry for your loss and your grief. Praying God will comfort you and hold you close.

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago

Praying for this sweet, wonderful family!

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Rhonda Saputo

649 days ago

We are sending our thoughts, prayers and several hugs. Love, Rhonda & Steve

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Elizabeth Havens

649 days ago


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Lisa Manzini-Pace

649 days ago

With deepest sympathies.

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Kathryn Erickson

649 days ago

We are praying for each of you. We are so sad for your great loss.

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Christy Reeves

649 days ago

Praying for your family

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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago

We love you guys and are praying for God's comfort and peace.

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Marguerite Sanazaro

649 days ago

Praying for the Yount family.

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Renee Bates

649 days ago

My heart aches with you, Charysse, and with your beautiful family.

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Kerri Davidson

649 days ago


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Emily F Stover

649 days ago

We love you.

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Joseph D Eisenbraun

649 days ago

May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus

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Jessica L Blanner

649 days ago

Praying for your family. ❤️

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Veronica Holden

649 days ago

We love you- the Holden’s

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Janet K Sugg

649 days ago


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Robert Fishbein

649 days ago


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Carrie Lamb

649 days ago

Praying for your family ❤️

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Katie Willis

649 days ago

Praying for all of you

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Deborah Allinder Lee

649 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago


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Anonymous Donor

649 days ago


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Celeste Peterson

649 days ago

We love you.

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Judy Musick

649 days ago

We love Jakob, we love you, and we continue to stand with you in this terribly painful time.

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