Remembering the Life...
Rhiley Joy Henneman was born on August 1, 2007, the day the I
-35 bridge collapsed, the daughter of Michael Henneman and
April Lystrom. She attended Sunday School at Faith Lutheran
Church, two years of pre-school and then the BrandonEvansville Elementary, going kindergarten through the second
grade. Rhiley went to Sharon Walbergs daycare. She enjoyed
the kids she went to school with, knowing many in all grades
and loving their friendship. Rhiley loved swimming, if not in
the lake she enjoyed water time in the bathtub and her pool. The
family spent time on Middle Lake where Rhiley loved to swim,
fish and camp. She liked water puddles, often asking to go to
uncle Lonnie’s to play in the puddles, she would do Flat Rhiley’s
on the sidewalk. Rhiley especially enjoyed music, dancing, and
singing. She enjoyed her time with Mom and Dad, her sister and
brothers, her dog Charlie, and especially was proud of her
On Friday, July 17, 2015, Rhiley Joy passed away at surrounded
by her family at the Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis
from complications after her heart transplant, at the age of 7
She is survived by her parents, Mike and April; two brothers,
Sean (Brianna) and Zachary (Marissa); sister, Kayla (Troy);
nephew, Jackson all of Evansville; grandparents, Doris Lystrom
and Donald and Sharon Henneman all of Evansville and Larry
and Patricia Sweeney of Marysville, Washington; and by
numerous relatives and friends. Rhiley was preceded in death by
her grandpa, Palmer Lystrom.
~ Blessed be the Memory of Rhiley Joy ~
In Loving Memory of
Little angel with hair so red ...
always remember what mommy has said....
You're my sweet baby and always will be ....
even if I can't have you here with me..
I will always feel you inside my heart..
Where you've made your home from the very start...
You taught us more than you could ever know...
And it broke our hearts to watch you go...
I thank God for each and every day we've had....
And though you have now found peace
my heart still hurts so bad...
Forgive me angel for I can't stop the tears...
And there would never be enough weeks
or months or years...
For me to ever prepared to say goodbye...
So please try and understand when you see mommy cry...
The journey ahead seems so dark and long....
And I will need your love to help keep me strong.....
Thank you sweet angel for the gifts you have shared....
The joy you brought to my world cannot be compared.....
I will hold you close in my heart if I can't hold your hand....
And I will drop to my knees when I no longer can stand....
I will whisper to God to help me find my way...
Knowing again I will hold you one glorious day..... DG
Rhiley Joy Henneman
August 1, 2007 ~ July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church
Reverend Dennis Preston
Memories of Rhiley
Pat Nitz, organist
Jordyn Anderson, soloist
“Let It Go”
“On Eagles Wings”
“Jesus Loves Me”
Samantha ~ Hallie ~ Tiffany ~ Desi
Clayton Stotesbery ~ Brandt Bitzan
Bobby Henneman ~ Ron Buse
Mound Grove Cemetery
Rhiley’s family is grateful for your attendance at this service.
Your many expressions of kindness and love are deeply
appreciated. Please join family and friends for lunch and
fellowship following the service.