Alexis Barbara Sheridan Falk
Feb. 8, 2005 - Sept. 4, 2009
Alexis Barbara Sheridan Falk, 4-year-old daughter of Dean Falk and Barbara Pfeifer Falk of Port Washington, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Childrenís Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.
She was born Feb. 8, 2005, in Milwaukee and received a gift of new life through a heart transplant on April 13, 2005, at CHW.
Throughout Lexiís short life and her lengthy medical history, she continued to exceed expectations of her parents, doctors and nurses, and continued doing so until she suffered a massive stroke in November 2008.
Lexi is survived by her parents, Dean and Barbara of Port Washington; a sister, Amanda Kapellen of Minneapolis; two brothers, Adam Bocek and Alexander Falk, both of Port Washington; maternal grandparents, John and Myra Pfeifer of Glenbeulah; and paternal grandmother, Delaine, of Springfield, Mo.
Her paternal grandfather, Roland "Bud" Dean Falk, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Port Washington with the Rev. Martin Wildauer, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenbush Cemetery in the town of Greenbush. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
The family would like to thank the Milwaukee Center for Independence, where Lexi had pediatric special care, speech therapy and physical therapy for the past four years. Not only has the MCFI cared for the individual needs for Lexi, but Chris Boyce, the director, and the staff also continued to care for the needs of Lexiís entire family, whatever situation arose. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Childrenís Hospital of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Mayo Clinic and Fairview Hospital, both of Minnesota, for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Lexi.
An outpouring of support has continued to be shown for Lexiís family from outside sources including their church, friends, family members and special individuals from out of town, including the Faheys and the Trotters.
Wittkopp-Schneider Funeral Home of Plymouth is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent through www.wittkopschneider.com. For further information, call (920) 892-2626.