Valerie Rose Lihs, 6 weeks, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, due to complications with her heart and lungs since birth.
Born April 19, 2017 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Chad D. and Lisa R. (Briggs) Lihs.
Survivors include her parents; big brother: Kellan; maternal grandparents: Sheri (Brad) Briley of Argyle, Iowa and Gene (Julie) Briggs of Argyle, Iowa; paternal grandparents: Lee Ann (Kirk) Swanson of Wapello, Iowa; maternal great grandparents: William and Shirley Briggs of Keokuk, Iowa; paternal great grandma: Linda Whitington of Wapello, Iowa and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one brother: Konner; paternal grandpa: Michael Lihs; maternal great grandparents: Harold and Joyce Eichelberger and paternal great grandfather: Gary Whitington.
Valerie was a sassy young heart warrior who fought from the start. She wrote her own story and kept the doctors on their toes at every turn. She has had many followers for her short journey and she will be dearly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson with Pastor Peg Ellingson officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 11:00 that morning.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Valerie’s memory.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.
The Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.