Shelly Lynn Kleist

July 11, 2013 – Aug. 21, 2013

Shelly Lynn Kleist passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her parents on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Shelly Lynn graced her parents, Andrew and Marissa Kleist, at 6:33 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.

During her time here on earth, she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Her life was a gift to us all.

Shelly enjoyed being held, cuddled, and thoroughly loved by everyone that her smile touched.

Those of which Shelly left behind, which she will someday meet again, are her loving parents, Andrew and Marissa (Stackhouse) Kleist; maternal grandparents, Franklin and Kimberly (Farver) Stackhouse; paternal grandparents, Blair Kleist and Dawn Schumacher; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Evelyn Schultz; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Pam Herman and Orval and Janet Kleist; maternal aunts, Megan and Sadielyn Stackhouse; maternal uncles, Franklin II, Colton and Silas Stackhouse; and her paternal aunt, Amanda Kleist.

The family would like to thank the staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s NICU and NPCU in Wauwatosa, with a special thank you to Dr. Kim, Dr. Gupta, Helene, Trisha, Keryn and Karli.

Visitation and viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha.

Shelly will be greatly missed, but her spirit will always carry on in our loving hearts. We will always feel her in the wind, whispering in our ears.