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“I am sorry for your loss. I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers. We'll miss you, little buddy! Say "hi" to Prince for me! ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Drew Ritchie - CO - Friend

“There are no words that can possibly mend the heartache you are feeling right now. Please know we are keeping your family close in thought and...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Jes Brackee - Windsor, WI

“Kellan, I was honored to be one of your night nurses, to take care of you and your family. You were one of the sweetest boys that I have ever met. I...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: becky pulcine - JANESVILLE, WI

“Kellan is now the angel on your shoulder that will be with you for the rest of your life! May his light continue to burn bright and warm your hearts...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Laura Crowell - Waunakee, WI

“My condolences... ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Suzie Neas

“Even though I have never met this family, my heart goes out to them during this difficult time. There is absolutely nothing worse than lodging a...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Diana Price - DeForest, WI

“MEINKE FAMILY, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH WORDS IN THE WORLD TO EXPRESS THE SORROW AND PAIN THAT IS IN YOUR HEARTS RIGHT NOW, I WORK WITH LOUISE A LONG...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: LUCY WALTER - DEERFIELD, WI

“Thinking of you guys. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: George Keenan - Friend

“My prayers are with you all. He was a special little man and a ray of light to so many. God's peace be with you. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Julie Ganske - Coworker

“How blessed we were to be part of Kellan's medical "friends". I am so sorry for your loss, and I will remember him every time I see dinosaurs or Paw...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Ellen Connor - Madison, WI

“I didn't know Kellan, and have never met any of the family... But when I saw a mutual friend post this on Facebook, I cried. What an incredibly...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Alisa M

“My most heartfelt sympathy to the Meinke family. I had the privilege of playing with Kellan as a volunteer in P5 at American Family Children's...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Diane Bayorgeon

“Deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Meinke family. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a beautiful little angel. Prayers and...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Janice Finck - Marshfield

“I am so sorry for your loss..I can not imagine how painful it is to loose the child, but think that he does not suffer any more and he is surrounded...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Dorota Walkiewicz - Madison, WI

“In so sorry for your loss my condolences to out to you all my prayers will be wirh the family at this rough time ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Janisnt Almandi - Berlin, WI

“Iam so sorry to hear of your loss ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Hege Quale - Norway

“We are so glad that we could know Kellan and be a small part of his life. We send you our love and hold you in our hearts and prayers. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Gary and Barb Coop - Darien, IL

“So very sorry for your loss, sending prayers ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Zina Johns - FL

“I'm so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. I feel the love of your family and friends in the words that were written about your son. ...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Kink - Madison, WI - Friend

“Kellan and your family are the definition of what it means to be loved and show love. You all are an inspiration and Kellan's sweet memory will live...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Danielle Legg - Madison, WI

“We send our deepest and most heartfelt condolensces to the entire Meinke Family. May God bring you great strength and hope through this most...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Jason and Tiffany Tobias - WI

“Sincerest condolences possible. Sending as much love and strength as we can muster. -The Bentleys (Sarah, Jared & Jaina) ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Sarah Bentley - Grand Rapids, MI

“Kellan was a bright light for all, and his little spirit will be mossed ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Sarah Donoghue - Coworker

“There are no words.... All I can say is I've never experienced a person, let alone a young child, who has been more inspirational in his love of life...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Doug & Lori Schmidt - IA - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Kellan's passing, may your faith help you at this time- My prayers and sympathy to all of the Family . Sincerely , Erika...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Erika Helmer - Madison, WI


Kellan C. Meinke, age 6, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at home in his mother's arms surrounded by family after a long illness. Though his entire 6 years were filled with sickness and pain, his superhero perseverance and strength never failed to shine through. He was born in Watertown on February 11, 2011 and was the son of Jesse and Vanessa (Van Boxtel) Meinke.
He is survived by his parents; 2 sisters, Khalela and Ashlin; maternal grandparents James and Christina Van Boxtel; paternal grandparents Kevin and Louise Meinke; paternal great grandparents Mary Ann Meinke; maternal great grandparents Joseph and Dolores Van Boxtel, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.
Kellan's family would like to extend their deep heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the American Family Children's Hospital and Agrace Hospice for their exceptional care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt will preside. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flower memorials a memorial fund will be established.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400