Dylan Leonard McGraw

Dylan Leonard McGraw was a special child who will forever hold a  
special place in our hearts. Dylan spent the totality of his short  
precious life cared for in the NICU at Children’s Hospital by their  
untiring and committed staff of nurses, physicians, therapists and  
department staff.

He loved his parents very much, the voice and kisses of those who  
loved him, his baths and hair shampoos, massages and physical  
therapy.  He survived eight surgical procedures, many tests and  
assessments and was determined to spend the rest of his life with his  
family and his pets. His little body could not keep up with his  
desire to stay with us. We are better people for having this sweet  
little boy in our life even for a short while; to share his desire to  
survive and flourish, and to witness the perpetual miracle of family  
love and the power of parental selflessness.

Dylan was born on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, to Patrick and Jennifer  
McGraw and died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at home in the arms of his  
parents. In addition to his parents Dylan is survived by his  
grandfather, Mark McGraw of Mequon; grandmother, Georgia Battermann  
(James Battermann) of Mequon; and his great-grandmother McGraw.  He  
is further survived by his Aunt Lizzy and Uncle Nick Pagenkopf, his  
grandmother, Judy Pagenkopf; great-grandmother Shields; grandfather,  
Don Josephson (Susan Josephson); great-grandmother Josephson; and a  
multitude of extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Rolland and  
Katherine Bessey of Grafton, and three great-grandfathers.
Funeral services were held at Krause Funeral Home in New Berlin on  
Thursday, Oct. 20.  We are at peace knowing our sweet boy, Dylan, is  
at peace, and bless the day he was born.  We look forward to Gods’  
promise when we will be reunited with Dylan with joy and happiness.