William “Liam” Ahren Lane, age 4, of South Bend passed away on Tuesday July 30, 2019 at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. Liam was born on April 20, 2015 at Elkhart General Hospital to Neil and Kathryn (Byrns) Lane.
Liam was in Pre-K at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Elkhart. He loved music, especially Music together class with Ms. Tracey and Hamilton the Musical. Liam enjoyed playing with Legos, fire trucks and cars. On his Facebook page, his family and friends, were known as William’s Warriors. He had such an infectious smile that everyone loved.
Liam is survived by his parents, Neil and Kathryn Lane of South Bend, his sister Raelynn Lane; his grandparents, Mark and Raeanna Lane of Elkhart, Laura Byrns of Elkhart; Great- grandma Rhoda Gutschow, and Great -grandpa Jerry Lane, aunts and uncles, Brendan Lane, Kyle Lane, Megan Lane and Daniel (Erica) Byrns and his cousin Graham Byrns. Liam was preceded in death by his grandpa, Charles R. Byrns, great grandparents, Warren Gutschow, Raeann Lane, Judith Witt, Raymond Williams, Charles J. Byrns and Geraldine Ahrens
Friends may visit with family from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm on Monday August 5, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart, IN. Funeral services will be at 11am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 30888 CR 6, Elkhart, IN 46514 where friends may visit one hour prior to services. Pastor Spencer Mielke will officiate. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart. The family has requested everyone to please wear something bright and colorful in memory of a Liam’s bright and cheerful spirit.
In lieu of flowers please bring in new Lego’s to be donated to Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital or memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home website.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
610 North Michigan Street Suite 310, South Bend IN 46601
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611