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Keagan Lemon

September 23, 2017 — January 28, 2018

Keagan James Lemon graced our lives for such a short time, but the joy we experienced while he was with us will last forever.

Born September 23, 2017, the son of David Lemon and Emily K Witt, Cosgrove, Iowa, baby Keagan went to be with Jesus on January 28, 2018, age 4 months and 5 days. He passed away in his sleep at home. Thankfully, Keagan was able to give life to others through organ donation.

To Keagan James, “Your life was a smile, a tender-soft smile, alive with the Joy of your Jesus. It mirrored the love that you carried inside. A love only Jesus could give.”

Taken from a song written for Great Uncle Seth Wenger, by Myrna Joy Wenger, 1979.

Visitation will take place at Peterseim Beatty Funeral Home, Kalona on Thursday, February 1, 2018, between 5:00-7:00 p.m., with family and friends present.

Keagan’s Celebration of Life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church of Wayland, on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with a luncheon provided for guests following. Keagan will be buried on Friday afternoon at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in the Garden of Angels, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established in Keagan’s name at: Proceeds will be for family use.

Keagan is survived by his parents, David and Emily; paternal grandparents: Granna Alicia Joy Wenger-Lemon, Wayland; Terri Hull, Burlington; grandfather Jeff Lemon, Fort Dodge; and Charles Holloway, Fort Madison; maternal grandparents: Veronica and “Bud” Gatlin, Cosgrove; Jason Witt and Christine Polton, Oxford; paternal great-grandparents: great-grandpa Gary and Gramma-gramma Myrna Joy Wenger, Wayland; Lonnie and Marty Lemon, Kansas; and maternal great-grandparents Becky and Darrell Burnhardt, Solon, maternal great grandma Me-Ma Darlene Vice; Uncle Dakota Lemon, Wayland; three aunts, Cheyenne Kay Lemon, Burlington; Kaitlyn K Witt, Oxford; and Larissa Gatlin, Cedar Rapids; great-uncle Seth Wenger, Connecticut; great-uncle and aunt Donnie and Andrea Bergthold; as well as many cousins. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Kimberly Witt.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Keagan Lemon, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 1, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Peterseim Funeral Home

201 B Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

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Celebration of Life

Friday, February 2, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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