Grant Allen Schellhorn

Grant Allen Schellhorn, 9, of rural Tripoli, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner with Rev. James Brokman officiating Interment will be at Leroy Township Cemetery, rural Sumner.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 12th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner and for one hour preceding Mass at the church on Saturday. A rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you wear red (Grant’s favorite color) if you can.  A memorial fund is being established. Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli is assisting the family.

Grant Allen Schellhorn, son of Scott and Beth Klein Schellhorn, was born February 22, 2004, at Waterloo, Iowa. He was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner and received his First Communion in the fall of 2011. Diagnosed with a brain tumor at sixteen months of age, Grant was treated at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics at Iowa City and primarily at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was third grader at Tripoli Elementary School, and enjoyed Boy Scouts and red tractors.

In addition to his parents, Grant is survived by two brothers, Marshall and Ethan, and a sister, Nora, all at home; his maternal grandparents, Jeff and Teresa Henricks of Reinbeck; his paternal grandparents, Duane and Nina Schellhorn of Fredericksburg; maternal great grandparents, Jerry and Darlene Clark of Reinbeck and Edgar Henricks of Reinbeck; paternal great grandmother, Josephine Rochford of Sumner; aunts; uncles; and many cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmothers, Marietta Henricks and Muretta Klein; and paternal great grandparents, Jim Rochford and Rudy and Lorena Schellhorn.


Ryan Peterson on April 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM said:

Scott and Beth, we have never met but we both belong to a club that no one wants to join. My wife and I lost our precious Bodee Lane in August 2011. He, also, was 9 years old. I saw the article about your son and wanted you to know that I am praying for your family and peace to be with you. Parents are not supposed to bury their children and the road ahead will always feel incomplete. If you ever need to chat please do not hesitate contacting me, as most say they cannot fathom. Godspeed to you, your children and extended family. Ryan Peterson 541.760.4677
Becky and son Matthew Stickley on April 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM said:

So sorry for the loss of your sweet little boy. It saddened our heartd to hear of his passing. Matthew thought a lot of Grant. His sweet smile was so contagious. Prayers and thoughts for your family.
Michael Schilling, Germany on April 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM said:

Scott and Beth, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.
Holger Schmitt, Germany on April 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM said:

I was hoping that everything turns into good since I heard about the illness of your son Grant about 3 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jean Rochford Hoffman on April 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM said:

Scott, Beth, Duane, Nina, Jo and all family members,
Please accecpt my deepest condolences. Treasure the memories.
Mark Jenkins Hubbard Oregon on April 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM said:

Scott and family, Sorry to hear about Grant and my prayers are with you as you work thru this difficult time. May God lay his hand on All your shoulders and remember he was a joy the time he was allowed to stay with you.. May you find peace in his smile and his gentle memory, Mark
Caroline Schnoebelen on April 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM said:

My sympathies to all of you. Grant touched more lives then you know. Even though I have never met Grant, I wear my Grant the Great T-Shirt all the time to remind me that I can get through my pain, because Grant did. He will always be an inspiration for me.
Caroline Schnoebelen, Clear Lake, Iowa
Brian McCullough on April 13, 2013 at 4:29 AM said:

Scott and Beth- there are no words that can describe our sympathy. May God comfort you to know your child is in His loving arms!
Laura Lawton on April 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM said:

You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul Hahn on April 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM said:

May GOD comfort you!
Paul Hahn on April 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss. May comfort you.
Craig and Marie Schildroth on April 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM said:

Beth, I don't know if you remember us. I think you were a couple of years older than our son, Jason. Anyway, he and Scott have worked together at Deere. We are so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine losing a child. To Jeff and Teresa and Jerry and Dee..our thoughts are with you all.
Brenda Bown on April 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM said:

Just looked at my e-mails/my heart is breaking for you( Can't imagine the feeling of losing your son who has fought so hard. If I'm not there to give you a hug & deepest sympathy, khow you are in my thoughts & prayers! Love, Brenda
Berdean Hesse-Peroutka on April 12, 2013 at 4:21 PM said:

Scott, Beth, Marshall, Ethan, and Nora. I am not able to travel to Iowa for the Mass on Saturday, but my thoughts will be with you. Many good times and memories were made with Grant the Great. Blessings to all.
John & Claudia Schroeder on April 12, 2013 at 3:09 PM said:

Scott & Beth, I don't have the talent to express the sadness this news brings us.. Stay strong.. John and Claudia
Charlie and Lynnette Rochford on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Scott, Beth and the whole family. God Bless you all.
Michelle Thede on April 12, 2013 at 2:41 PM said:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart is heavy. I pray that God gives you comfort during this very difficult time.
Donna Johnson on April 12, 2013 at 2:21 PM said:

I didn't know the family but I listen every year to the St. Jude's telethon on 98.5. He has touched my heart so my heart goes out to all of his family. My God be with you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are also with you all.
Brynn and Jeff Brass on April 12, 2013 at 10:58 AM said:

Beth, Scott, and the kids,
We are sorry for your lose and know that one day all of us will meet again. God must of needed him for a big fishing tournament.
Marge Quigley on April 12, 2013 at 10:19 AM said:

Your Family and the 3rd grade classmates of Grant are in my prayers in this difficult time. I hope to everyone a time of healing and peace. Time eases the pain but never lesson the memories.
Graham Thompson on April 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM said:

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Jennifer & Boys on April 12, 2013 at 7:57 AM said:

Grant will be forever in our hearts!
Ron & Barb Kane on April 12, 2013 at 6:45 AM said:

You have our deepest sympathy. Losing a child is the most difficult thing to understand, especially when they are so loved. If you need anything or someone to talk to that has been through it please feel free to stop in or call.
Ron and Deb Schmitz on April 12, 2013 at 6:10 AM said:

Your family has our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss.
Stan and Sue Koster on April 12, 2013 at 4:28 AM said:

Our prayers and sympathy to Grant's family - We are so sorry about your loss.

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