Keaton James DeLany, infant son of Jerod and Ashley (Bratonia) DeLany died shortly after birth on Monday April 2, 2007 at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.
In addition to his parents survivors include:
Paternal grandparents: Mike (Debbie) DeLany of Sheboygan, WI
Maternal grandparents: Steve Bratonia of Gladstone; Mary Jo (Tim) Vanderlinden of Gladstone
Paternal Great Grandparents: Corinne Schultz of Menomonee Falls, WI; Bud and Carol DeLany of Menomonee Falls, WI
Maternal Great Grandparents: Bob and Joan Caliguri of Gladstone; Walt and Lettie Houghton of Gladstone
Maternal Great Great Grandparents: Anne Payment of Sault Ste Marie, MI; Lydia McKenzie of Gladstone
Aunts and Uncles: Shannon Bratonia of Gladstone; Lindsay (Dan) Schultz of River Falls, WI; Nathan (Amy) DeLany of Cincinnati, OH; Josh Pfiester of Gladstone; Kyle Vanderlinden of Colorado Springs, CO
Cousins: Emma DeLany of Cincinnati, OH; Kayleigh Bratonia of Gladstone
Family Companion: Belle, at home
God Parents for Keaton were Shannon Bratonia, Lindsay Schultz and Nathan DeLany
Private visitation and funeral services will be held at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Memorial contributions may be directed to the March of Dimes, envelopes will be available at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone and theSkradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Burial will be in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
Ashley and Jerod,
Katie and I want to let you know how sorry we are about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all that we can do to help you please do not hesitate to let us know.
Matt and Katie Smith
I am so sorry about my little nephew and I feel for you and Jerod, U 2 will be awesome parents. I love you both and don’t ever forget it. I am here if you need to talk. Love you guys. Your Aunty
Dear Ashley and Jerod,
Words can’t express how deeply sorry we are to hear of your loss. Our hearts ache for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Denise and Craig Smith
Denise and Craig Smith
Sending our sympathy to everyone At the time of your little angel that went to Heaven. Hard to understand but their always a reason and why. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Harry and Jean Lancour
Ashley & Jarod,
We in our house are devastated by your loss of baby Keaton. Asley, I am here for you. You have always been and will always be like another daughter to me. I watched you grow up as my daughters best friend in Kipling, saw the beautiful woman you became, celebrated at your wedding when you married the love of your life, and saw the glowing in your eyes and face as you went along in your pregnancy. No words can come to me as to how I felt when I heard you lost him only a day or two after I felt your belly and heard your excitement at the prospect of this new life growing there. I am personally very sad and hope that you and Jarod can some how be comforted knowing that Keaton is with God and that you are in all our prayers. I love you, Ashley. May God be with you, Jarod and all of your family.
Mary Le May, Mike Weir, Nicole and Jeremy Valencic
I know you do not personally know me, but I am Venetia’s sister in law. I wanted to let you know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers. We too have lost a baby. I know that what you have been through is a heart breaking thing. You and your entire family will be prayed for by us. May God bless you both to some day have more children. May it help you to know that God only takes those who are dear to his heart home so soon,and that your child is a dear angel in heaven. Our most sincere sympathies are with you. God Bless.
The Martin Family (written by Lisa)
Ashley and Jerod,
Our deepest sympathy is with you at this difficult time. Remember to keep smiling, he is safe in Gods hands.
Stephanie and Jason Viau
Ashley & Jerod,
Cory & I are sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you and we keep you in our prayers.
Stacy & Cory Dittrich
Jerod, Ashley and families: We are sorry to hear about your loss, we will remember you in our prayers during this Easter season.
Mary & Larry Johnson
Ashley and Jerod,
I wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear about your loss. I’m thinking about you guys and you’re in my prayers.
Ash & Jerod-
I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there to give you both a big hug. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. With my deepest sympathy…
Jerod and Ashley,
I am so sorry for your loss, as a parent I understand your loss and feel your pain. No words I know will make this any easier, I just wanted to write a message to let you both know we are thinking about you and you are in our prayers. I pray that you are given the strength to get through this very difficult time.
I am so sorry for your deep loss. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow.
Ashley and Jerod I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Big Rapids, MI
I’m sorry to hear about your grandson. I have been there myself. The pain you are feeling will be in my thoughts. Be there for your daughter, she will need you both. My dearest sympathy,
So sorry about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Jim & Abie LaLonde
Jerod & Ashley,
Please know that we are thinking of you during this sorrowful time. We love you!!!
Jenn, Josh & Zackary Ware
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Just heard about this today. I’ve known Ashley since she was 2 years old. I wanted to put out there that I’m very sorry to hear about what happened with her and Jerod’s son. I wasn’t even aware that she was pregnant! We are very distant now and I was unsure how to contact her but thought I would at least find a way to express my sympathy.
Ash and Jerod,
I was so sorry to hear about your devastating loss. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
West Bloomfield, MI