Taylor Marie Wauters, 11, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids from a lifelong illness. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 29, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tama with Deacon Joe Behounek presiding. Private family burial occurred in St. Mary's Cemetery, Vining. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. the previous day at the church. Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine was serving the family.
She is survived by her parents, Lance and Tracy; brothers, Adam and Layne, both of Elberon; paternal grandparents, Jim and Diane Wauters of Elberon; great-grandparents, Lucille Wauters of Chelsea and Morris Biddle of Marshalltown; maternal grandparents, Steve and Judy Petersen of Chelsea and Ed and Linda Nekola of Cedar Rapids.
Taylor Marie Wauters was born on June 20, 2001. She has two brothers, Adam and Layne. She had a life that was way too short and a battle from the start, but you would have never known it if you'd seen her.
She was a very happy girl who had many family and friends that loved and adored her. She loved visits from her cousins and friends, watching country videos, singing songs, going on deer cruises, riding around in the golf cart and hanging out on the deck of the house. She kept her mom very busy reading books and taking care of her. She kept her dad busy worrying about her and her brothers busy by being brothers to her.
Taylor will be missed every day and held in all our thoughts and prayers. We all love and will miss her. Taylor is leaving behind her Mom, Dad, and her two Brothers, Grandparents, great Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and many cousins.
Once again, Taylor, we will all miss you and we are all so sorry for this terrible disease you had to have in your short lifetime. Love, your Mom, Dad, Brothers, Family, and Friends.