Brooklyn Leeann Olson, daughter of Christopher Lee and Holly Renae (McKenney) Olson, was born on August 5, 2006, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa, following a courageous battle with Leukemia.
Brooklyn's life was spent surrounded by her family and friends, along with many visits and hours spent at Children's Hospital Clinic in Omaha. Brooklyn loved going to clinic and seeing her many friends. She put a smile on everyone's face, where ever she went. Brooklyn loved reading books, playing with her princess kitchen and being around her family and friends. Brooklyn was a smart, beautiful, strong little girl. She blessed her parents lives forever.
Survivors left to cherish her memory include her parents, Chris and Holly Olson; grandparents, Les and Bev McKenney, Joan Olson and Bob and Susan Olson; great-grandparents, Clarke McKenney and Carl and Lois Kluver; aunts and uncles, Heather Moore and husband Chris, Hillary Franks, Grant Olson and wife Christina and Katelyn Olson.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Karen Bash and Rev. JoAnne Johnson. Attending the memory register were Jennifer Golden and Mickey Perian. Ushers were Jim Wilson and Tom Olson. Caring for the flowers was Onalee Czapla. Special music played during the service included, "Who Am I", "Beautiful", "Untitled Hymn", and "I Life My Friend". Casket bearers were Michael Cisneros, Austin Moore, Spencer Moore and Thomas Cox. Honorary casket bearers were Kevin Olson, Jeff Olson, Michael Olson and Joe Buckminster. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to the family to help with medical expenses.
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Iam so sorry for what you are going thru. You have no idea who iam but i do know Joni I went to school with her. We are so lucky to be blessed with our children and she was very lucky to have a good mommy and daddy. Plea... more
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will remain in our prayers. I was sent a poem when I lost my daughter on the day she was born, below is part of it that spoke to me and I hope will somehow speak to... more
I overheard your family speaking of going up to the hospital to celebrate her 2nd birthday with her in the upcoming week one day while shopping downtown Shenandoah. When I heard this morning that she had passed I felt h... more
Chris & Holly, There are no words, your bravery, along with Brooklyn's has been life changing for my family. I will forever remember the little chatty girl, peaking out the door at us as we cruised by for a visit. We ar... more
Chris, Holly and Joni, I was so saddened to hear of Brooklyn's passing. However it is somewhat reassuring to know she is free from pain and fatigue and able to play Dora, sing, dance and be at peace with the Father. I... more
I am so sorry to hear about Brooklyn. May God be with you and your family.