Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Serenity Lee Bumann
Serenity Lee Bumann
Serenity Lee Bumann
Born: July 22, 2013
Died: May 25, 2015
Age: 1
Serenity Lee Bumann
July 22, 2013 - May 25, 2015
Serenity Lee Bumann, twenty-two month old daughter of Harlan and Erin (Rydgren) Bumann of Quimby, IA, was welcomed into this world, along with her twin sister, on July 22, 2013. Born prematurely, her first two weeks of life were spent in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit in Sioux City, where she proved to be quite the little fighter.

Serenity grew to be an adventurous and curious toddler, a fearless and beautiful girl who loved to laugh and cuddle. Her days were often spent playing with her siblings, coloring and drawing, watching 'Big Bang Theory', and playing with her dog, Thor and her cat, Orion. She loved mealtime (especially if it included brownies and/or donut holes), dress-up and dancing. Although she was a typical toddler--standing less than three feet tall, with little hands that sometimes got into things they shouldn't, Serenity's heart was huge--making her the best protector of her twin sister, Remy, and a comfort to anyone in her world who was hurting. Her time on earth was much too short, but her impact on our lives will be eternal.

Serenity was preceded in death by her grandfather, 'Grampy' Dana Rydgren, Aunt Krista Rydgren, Great-Grandpa Loren Kuhrts, and an Uncle, Wesly Grohe.

Left to cherish her memory are 'Daddy' Harlan and 'Mommy', Erin Bumann; sisters Lily and Remini and brother, Cealey; grandparents, Cindy (Lyle) Hanner of Quimby, IA, and Peggy Chapman of Salem, MA; great-grandmothers Mary Kuhrts of Apache Junction, AZ, and Shirley Carpenter of Tucson, AZ, great-grandfather Larry Bumann of Washta, IA; five special cousins, Braxtyn Smith, Aria Icenhower, Maverick Lindsay, Bentley Nassif and Julia Cutter; several aunts, uncles and other relatives and countless friends.

Friday, May 29, 2015
We are so sorry. Such a beautiful little girl. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Larry & Donna Nilles.
Larry & Donna Nilles
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Harlan and Erin & family my heart goes out to you and I'm keeping you all in my prayers. RIP little Angel!!
Marlene Click
Thursday, May 28, 2015
My deepest condolences to you and your family Erin. May God give you strength everyday
Katerina Thompson
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
I'm very sorry for your loss.shes an angel to watch over you now.god had a job for her to do.your in my prayers
Melissa. Eberly
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
my heart is shattered along with many prayers for entire family
Denita Paulsen
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Our hearts are filled with sorrow for all of you, we love you with all our heart
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
God called a little Angel to heaven. May He comfort you in your loss.
Betty Zupp
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
My heart breaks for you daily! I can not express the sorrow I have in my heart! I think of your family every day! I hope the joy that Serenity has brought to this world during her short time here will help you and your family through this very hard time!
Dawn L.N. Bates
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. My heart is broken for you all. I feel blessed that I was able to hold her when you were here.
Sharlean Vieira
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Nicole V. Thompson
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
I have no words that would provide any comfort.
I have nothing of this world to give that will easy this pain for you.
I am praying for you to find strength.
I am praying for you to find peace and I wont stop.
May you find comfort.
I am here if you need a shoulder to lean on.
May God heal your pain and give you hope in tomorrow.
Lisa Smith
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Our deepest condolences to you. Words just aren't adequate. A woman whose husband dies is a widow, a man whose wife dies is a widower, but we have no word for parents whose children die. It was a hard road to walk for my husband and me after our first son died. Do what you need to do for you to get through it. Sending lots of prayers and thoughts to you.
Mary L. Doty
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to all of you.
Gloria J Geerdes
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
All my love and prayers to all of you
Beverly Green
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
So heartbroken, words can not express the pain i know you are feeling in your hear. I know all to well having experienced that pain myself. I wish i could be there for you to hug you and tell you both I love you in person, but will not be able to make the visitation or services. Wish we lived closer. Please know that we are thinking of you all. Sending our love and prayers. May god wrap his arms around you and guide you in this time of need. <3
Joyce Dugger
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family. Please know that we are thinking of each and every one of you, especially Serenity. All of our love.
Frank, Sharlean and the kids, Junior too.
The Vieira Family
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Words can not express my sympathy to you at this time. God bless you. This is absolutely heart wrenching. I am terribly sorry you are living this nightmare.
Jodi Simpson
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss of your little princess. You are
in my prayers.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
Karlene Garner
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Peace be with you along with comfort from friends and family. Serenity will guide you through your journey as you celebrate her short but purposeful life
Monica L Carmona

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Dr. Robert Stout
Matt Simmons
Chris Greeley
Steven Reggenitter
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday night with the family present during that time.
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