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
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.