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Liam Wuenn services Tuesday

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Liam T. Wuenn, 14 month old son of Todd and Sara (Whitcomb) Wuenn, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill. He was born October 28, 2011 in Valparaiso, Ind.

Liam is survived by his parents, his sister Emily, paternal grandparents Debbie Ribar of Chesterton, Ind. and William Wuenn of Hobart, Ind., maternal grandparents Gary and Cindy Whitcomb of Valparaiso, Ind., great-grandparents Diane and Gordon Hamilton of Chesterton, and Betty Whitcomb of Valparaiso.

Also surviving him are his uncles Aaron Whitcomb of Valparaiso, Scott Wuenn of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ted Ribar of Kentucky.

Preceding him in death were his great-grandmothers Luella Wuenn and Alta Clouse, great-grandfathers John Whitcomb, Floyd Wuenn, and Edward Myers.

Liam is a member of Southpoint Baptist Church in Crown Point. While in the hospital, he had fun stealing the housekeeper’s brooms and signs or playing peek-a-boo in the nurse’s station.

Liam had great times sitting in the window sills at the hospital with his sister gazing over the “Big City” watching the action outside. He could always be found wearing his mardi gras beads that he loved or pushing his broom.

At home, he loved riding around in the family golf cart or pulling the cat’s tail.

Funeral services for Liam will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso, Ind. Pastor Jon Cuozzo will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Valparaiso.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family or the Northwest Indiana Cancer For Kids Foundation. A link to the website can be found on Liams Lucky Charms on Facebook. Visitation will be Monday, January 7, from 4-8 p.m.

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Posted 1/7/2013