Elyse Hope Finseth, Nov 18, 2012-Jul 14, 2013.
Elyse Hope was born on a Sunday morning and passed away on a Sunday evening. Months before she was born, her sister, Aubrey, emphatically named her Angel; she would join the angels sooner than any of us knew. At four weeks of age, she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). She endured several rounds of chemotherapy in preparation for a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT). She spent much of her life at Amplatz hospital in Minneapolis, where she battled courageously through many infections, a clot in her heart, and several trips to the ICU. Elyse passed away before she could receive the transplant.
We will remember Elyse’s contagious smile, her brilliant eyes and long eyelashes, and her attentive gaze. She was a sweet, beautiful little girl who captured the hearts of countless visitors, hospital staff, and especially family. She was an unpredictable little pumpkin until the very last moment. Her response to treatment seemed to be a continual anomaly, puzzling doctors, staff, her parents, and everyone but Jesus himself. She greeted Jesus after an evening of hymns, psalms and spiritual songs, sung by family and close friends. “The LORD gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21
Elyse is survived by parents, Karsten & Joni (Lang) Finseth, siblings Aubrey (4) & Isaac (3), Grandparents Bjorn & Barbara Finseth (Fergus Falls, MN), Eric & Sue (Otnes) Wilken (FF, MN), Gary & Connie (Kusler) Lang (Plevna, MT), Great Grandmothers Judy (Hauptli) Otnes (FF, MN), Betty (Schueler) Kusler (Baker, MT), and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins. She is preceded in death by Great Grandparents Emery Otnes (FF, MN), Erling & Dorine Finseth (Underwood, MN), Christ & Ida Lang (Plevna, MT), LeRoy Kusler (Baker, MT).
Funeral Service 11AM, Thursday, July 18th at Riverside Reformed Church, 10201 Nicollet Ave. South, Bloomington. Visitation, 4-7PM, with prayer/rememberance service at 6:30PM, Wednesday, July 17th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S.
GILL BROTHERS Bloomington Chapel 952-888-7771