Wednesday, June 15, 2011
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Fellowship Community Church
225 North Avenue
On June 12, 2011, God came down and wrapped His arms around our precious “Little Buddy” to take him home. Keevin was born November 21, 2004, to Donald and Carolyn Sleeth. Keevin was a student at Oviatt Elementary School in Norwalk. He had a wide-open smile that could light up a room, and he was delighted by balloons, bubbles, fishing with his dad and grandpa, and tubing at his grandparents’ cabin, “the lake house.” Keevin was delighted by every person he met.
Keevin is survived by his parents, Donald and Carolyn Sleeth of Norwalk; brother, Zachary (Ashley) of Grand River, IA; sisters, Darian and Leea at home; grandparents, Kevin and Jean Bonnicksen of Ames, Phyllis Ferris of Des Monies, Garold Sleeth of Orroville, WA; uncles and aunts, Richard (Jessica) Sleeth of Des Moines, James “Mick” (Mary) Sleeth of Chariton, Sara (Matthew) Sims of Eddyville, and Adele (Dirk) Ver Steeg of Des Moines, as well as many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Rick Bonnicksen and his Poppa, Bob Perry.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Norwalk Fire Department, Iowa Methodist Life Flight, and the doctors and nurses who cared for our “Little Buddy” in the Iowa Methodist emergency room and Blank Pediatric ICU during his short illness.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Fellowship Community Church in Norwalk, with burial following at Norwalk Cemetery. A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th, Des Moines.
In lieu of flowers, a Keevin Garold Sleeth memorial has been set up at City State Bank, 801 Main Street, Norwalk, IA 50211.