John B. "Ike" Ibeme Jr.

John B. "Ike" Ibeme Jr., 9, of West Bend, went home to heaven with the angels on Friday, March 2, 2007 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

He was born on March 1, 1998 in West Bend, to John and Jodine (nee Paulson) Ibeme Sr.

Ike was currently in the third grade, attending Kewaskum Elementary School.

His family and classmates will miss Ikeís warm smile and and his willingness to share.

He is survived by his mother and father, Jodine and John Ibeme Sr. of West Bend; a sister, Olivia Ibeme and a brother Kent Ibeme, both of West Bend; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mary Lou and William Steiner of West Bend; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Jon and Linda Paulson of Eden; godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bollen; spiritual counselors, Rev. Robert Hoehner, Rev. Christian Ikanih and his family; his teachers at KES; other relatives and many school friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17, at noon at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, West Bend, with Rev. Robert Hoehner officiting.

Visitation will be at the church only on Saturday, beginning at 10 am, until the time of service at noon.

Memorials to St. Johnís Members in Need Fund or All Nations Lutheran Mission Start in Milwaukee are appreciated by the family.

The Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.

Online guest book and condolences at www.myrhum-patten.com.