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October 31, 1986 - September 14, 2007

Kenneth Peter StromstaShorewood, Illinois

Kenny was truly a gift from God.  We adopted Ken at 10 days old and he immediately captured the hearts of all who met him from that day on.   His dad says he had a winsome smile that would melt your heart.  When he was just 4, Ken won the Mr. Personable award at school.
 
Even in the mist of daily pain, Ken lived a life of purpose. This was something we wanted people to know about those with special needs. His neurologist said that was one thing Ken had taught him and "much" more. 
         
Most people remember Ken for his sense of humor and how he liked to tease. But we remember him for his unconditional love, his super hugs and unbelievable strength. We remember how he laughed so hard at his dad, he could hardly breathe; how he would come home from school with kisses all over his face; how he loved to bake cookies with his sister and listen to music in his brother's room; how he would play Pretty Pretty Princes with dad; and how he would enjoy those long walks with mom.

But we also remember the times of great pain. His biggest comfort was when we talked about heaven and promised some day he would walk and talk and never have pain again.  He would smile so big and we could see in his eyes he believed without doubt.  And now we feel we have kept our promise. 

We lost more than a son and brother, we lost our best friend, our buddy. We believe if Ken could have talked, his last words would have been, "Mom, tell everyone, thank you". 

We love and miss you more each day.
- Always, Mom, Dad, Laura & Jeff

 

 

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