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“I don't know why I find myself here reading all these condolences again. Each one makes more tears fall than the last but I continue to read them...Read More »
1 of 78 | Posted by: Anonymous

“I hope everyone has taken it well, He was a great boy who was loved by everyone. ”
2 of 78 | Posted by: Maggie

“He was a great boy and he was amazing at silent ball. ”
3 of 78 | Posted by: Unknown - Was in ascent class

“I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Dante's family and friends. ”
4 of 78 | Posted by: Pam Peitz - West Point, IA

“Our families sends our deepest sympathies for your loss.we send our love and prayers for all of you during this heart breaking difficult time. ”
5 of 78 | Posted by: stefanie pilkinton - keokuk, IA

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
6 of 78 | Posted by: Reed and Sue Haeger - friend

“My heart aches for this family. I can't even imagine. Please know you are all in my prayers. ”
7 of 78 | Posted by: Desiree (Fedler) Davis - IA

“Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 78 | Posted by: Paula and Rod Roberts - IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Please know that we love you all and will always be here for you whenever you need...Read More »
9 of 78 | Posted by: Kim and Randy Cook - West Point, IA

“Will and family we are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking about you all during this very difficult time. ”
10 of 78 | Posted by: Peitz Family - West point, IA

“Andy,Sandy,Jessica,and Family;May you find strength in Our Lord through your heartbreak & loss. Keeping you all in my prayers, sending you our love...Read More »
11 of 78 | Posted by: vivian martinez - jessicas aunt

“Will and Christian, I am broken at the thought of your loss of Dante. May God give him wings to soar, and the eternal eye with which he may watch...Read More »
12 of 78 | Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin-Johnston

“My heart aches for your loss, Sending Prayers to Dante's Family.... ”
13 of 78 | Posted by: Karen Miller

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Love you Will & Shea ”
14 of 78 | Posted by: Tami Rogers - Danville, IA

“We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
15 of 78 | Posted by: Jeremy and Julie Dohman

“Will and Family, there are just no words.......I am so sorry for this tremendous loss in your lives. I will be praying for Dante and all of you. ”
16 of 78 | Posted by: Mary Mertens - Burlington, IA

“May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of loss. Please accept our sincere condolences... ”
17 of 78 | Posted by: DAN MARTINEZ - Uncle of Jessica

“I am sooo sorry for your loss.It is such a tragic!!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
18 of 78 | Posted by: Hazel Dohman - West Point, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
19 of 78 | Posted by: Jim and Jean (Spiekermeier) Tennant - IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. My son Cristopher knew from school. May God bless you and keep you...Read More »
20 of 78 | Posted by: Lester Kistner - Ft. madison, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you, I can't imagine what your going through. Just know God is with him and he is safe. My prayers are with you... ”
21 of 78 | Posted by: Dianna Hicks - Burlington, IA

“With deepest sympathy in your loss. ”
22 of 78 | Posted by: Lynne Lange

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to Family and friends, to find Peace and Strength through this difficult time.. ”
23 of 78 | Posted by: Pam King

“So very sorry for the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
24 of 78 | Posted by: Joyce Stein - friend

“We are so sorry to hear about your son, may the memories live in your hearts. Thinking of you and your family. ”
25 of 78 | Posted by: delene atterberg - family

“We can not imagine how you are feeling at this time but we do pray that God will keep you in His arms until life is livable again. The entire...Read More »
26 of 78 | Posted by: Jeff & Karen Rockhold - IA

“So sorry for your loss. Praying that family and friends find some peace and the strength to make it through this difficult time. ”
27 of 78 | Posted by: Rosie Cangas Hendrix

“My sincerest condolences to you and all your family. Praying for your family. ”
28 of 78 | Posted by: Cindy Martinez Wittry - KY

“So sorry to hear about your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Tammy Pieper ”
29 of 78 | Posted by: tammy pieper

“Jessie I am sooo sorry for the loss of your precious son Dante. I hope and pray that you and your family can find some kind of peace in the days and...Read More »
30 of 78 | Posted by: Kim Kraft - Dallas City, IL

“My deepest sympathies for your loss. ”
31 of 78 | Posted by: Melissa Vorwaldt - New London, IA

“Such a sweet boy I am so sorry for you loss. ”
32 of 78 | Posted by: Mellissa Brinkschroeder - IA

“Jess and Will,So sorry for your the loss of your son.Our Love and go out to you and your families.Love you all.And if you need anything you call and...Read More »
33 of 78 | Posted by: Uncel Bob & Aunt Franny

“I am so sorry for your loss of your little angel. He will always be your special Guardian angel.. ”
34 of 78 | Posted by: Christina ( Mendez )Wilson

“Sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you and your family.There are no words that will help I know. Will keep you in our prayers. ”
35 of 78 | Posted by: Vicki and Shane Gasaway family - IA

“Im so sorry for loss. ”
36 of 78 | Posted by: Keshia Weinberg

“We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers! ”
37 of 78 | Posted by: Mike and Jessica Behne - Freind

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
38 of 78 | Posted by: Kinnedy niggemeyer

“I did see Dante bowling at the Palm Bowl in West Point. My grand-daughter was also bowling. Dante, I'm sure will be missed by all those that knew...Read More »
39 of 78 | Posted by: Scott, Juanita and Janice Sportsman - IA

“Sandy and Wally, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. May the Lord's loving hands be with you and all the family during in days...Read More »
40 of 78 | Posted by: Dianna Holmes - Fort Madison, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Praying for you. God bless. ”
41 of 78 | Posted by: Elizabeth Lopez - Pomona, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Kathy sends big hugs to you all to. ”
42 of 78 | Posted by: Shanda Kennedy - Niota, IL

“So very very sorry! Your family is in my prayers. ”
43 of 78 | Posted by: Malissa (Bleything) Cain - IA

“So sorry for your loss you and your family are in are thoughts and prayers. ”
44 of 78 | Posted by: Bob Walker - cascade, IA

“Very sorry for you loss. Your son was an amazing boy. He was one of the best friends anyone could have. ”
45 of 78 | Posted by: Olivia Shields - Friend

“So sorry for the loss of your son, grandson, great grandson etc., he will truly be missed by everyone. God Bless all the family. You are in our...Read More »
46 of 78 | Posted by: Joe & Jackie Thompson - IA

“Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. ”
47 of 78 | Posted by: Gary and Joan Harmeyer - IA

“Will, I just learned of the death of your son. I am so sorry... and send my wishes that you feel the support of many to help you through the coming...Read More »
48 of 78 | Posted by: Ann Steffensmeier-Metzger - IA

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers I am so sorry for your loss. ”
49 of 78 | Posted by: katie coffman - fort madison, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of this heartbreaking loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. You have a precious little angel watching over you & I'm...Read More »
50 of 78 | Posted by: Nicole McGowan - West Point, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you family. ”
51 of 78 | Posted by: Ruth Teeter - Bonaparte, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
52 of 78 | Posted by: Josh & Carie Leonard - IL

“I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious child. I'm praying for your family to find strength in the process of your grieving. ”
53 of 78 | Posted by: Chris Schelich - Fort madison, IA

“My sincerest condolences to your family on the loss of such a young child. May God guide you through your loss and know that you have an angel with...Read More »
54 of 78 | Posted by: Shannon Ruble-Long - Poplar Grove, IL

“Sincerest Sympathy for your loss! ”
55 of 78 | Posted by: Lori DaVolt - Fort Madison, IA

“I remember seeing Dante all smiles whenever I would come over to the Middle School. So sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to you. ”
56 of 78 | Posted by: Emma Rose - Fort Madison, IA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. May god bless you with strength, courage and peace. ”
57 of 78 | Posted by: Waverly Meyer Snow - Chesapeake, VA

“I am so very sorry to hear about Dante. These are the times that are so hard to understand. Dante and all of you are in my prayers. ”
58 of 78 | Posted by: Jack Maletta - Ottumwa, IA

“So sorry for your loss...please do not hesitate to ask if any of you need anything from us or my Aunt Deb. ”
59 of 78 | Posted by: Jennifer McVey - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Sorry to hear about the lost of your son it is never easy. Dante will always be with you were ever you go in life. ”
60 of 78 | Posted by: Tina Brown (wilson) - Fortmadison, IA

“We have such fond memories of our son Ethan playing with Dante at Ed and Kathys house. He was such a energy filled little boy with a sweet heart ...Read More »
61 of 78 | Posted by: Emilie and Rick Blindt - IA

“Loved one... ”
62 of 78 | Posted by: Rhinda - Fort Madison, IA

“So sorry for your loss of a lived one, prayers and huggs go out to his family.. ”
63 of 78 | Posted by: Rhonda - Fort Madison, IA

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I grew up around Dante's great grandpa Paul, and I am sure he taking very good care of Dante. Jessica if you...Read More »
64 of 78 | Posted by: Patty Coffman - Fort Madison, IA

“Wally, Sandy and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. May the love of our Blessed Mother, Mary, bring comfort to you during this time of...Read More »
65 of 78 | Posted by: Danelle Peitz - friend

“I am so sorry to hear of this young man. Praying for strength for your families during this time. ”
66 of 78 | Posted by: Kim Kelley - Mount Pleasant, IA

“Will, Jessica and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Son. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, may God be there for you as you go through this...Read More »
67 of 78 | Posted by: Norman and Carey Derr - IA

“Will- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Your family is in my thoughts in prayers. ”
68 of 78 | Posted by: Cindy Slobodnik - Olds, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Dante was an amazing kid and will be deeply missed! ”
69 of 78 | Posted by: Jackie woolever - Fort madison

“Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. ”
70 of 78 | Posted by: Ron and Karla Todd

“My heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Dante! I only knew him for a short time, but he was a neat kid. My heart and prayers go out to all of you! ”
71 of 78 | Posted by: Liz Linnenbrink - Donnellson, IA

“Rashei, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Will are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
72 of 78 | Posted by: Floyd and Jeanne Hartley & Family - MO

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family! ”
73 of 78 | Posted by: Curtis Hitchcock - Hot Springs, AR

“Sandy and Andy, So sorry to hear of your families loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. Take care of each other. Your friends, Jacqueline and...Read More »
74 of 78 | Posted by: Jacqueline Lumsden - Fort Madison, IA

“We are truly sorry for your loss. May God draw very near to you and comfort you. ”
75 of 78 | Posted by: Geri Wellman - W.P., IA

“Rashei, You and Will will be in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words. I am just so sorry. ”
76 of 78 | Posted by: Connie Clark Hudson - Montrose, IA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
77 of 78 | Posted by: Chad HANNUM - IA

“Our family is keeping you in our prayers. ”
78 of 78 | Posted by: Travis Fraise - Montrose, IA


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Dante D'Angelo Stuekerjuergen, 12, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:26 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on November 21, 2002 in Fort Madison, IA to William P. & Jessica L. Martinez Stuekerjuergen. He was a 6th grade student at Fort Madison Middle School and enjoyed bowling, the outdoors, playing with legos and watching WWE Wrestling. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Dante is survived by: his mother & step father: Jessica (John) Pieper of Fort Madison, IA; his father & step mother: William (Rashei Rutledge) Stuekerjuergen of West Point, IA; 1-brother: Christian Stuekerjuergen of Fort Madison, IA; maternal grandparents: Andrew (Sandy) Martinez of Fort Madison, IA; paternal grandparents: Greg (Doris) Stuekerjuergen of West Point, IA; maternal step grandparents: John (Teresa) Pieper of Dallas City, IL; maternal great grandparents: William (Doris) Schrader, Sr. of Donnellson, IA & Aurelia "Wally" Martinez of Fort Madison, IA; paternal great grandparents: Frances Kite of West Point, IA & Nancy Stuekerjuergen of West Point, IA. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather and both of his paternal great grandfathers.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 with the family to receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Mark P. Spring officiating. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in West Point, IA. A memorial has been established in Dante's memory. Online condolences and a video tribute of Dante's life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.

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