Anna Grace Eller, 14 mos.
Anna Grace Eller, 14 months, of Duluth, went to heaven with Jesus Jan. 6, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She had Leigh syndrome, a mitochondrial disorder. Anna touched the lives of her family and friends as well as the lives of hundreds of p...
Anna Grace Eller, 14 months, of Duluth, went to heaven with Jesus Jan. 6, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
She had Leigh syndrome, a mitochondrial disorder.
Anna touched the lives of her family and friends as well as the lives of hundreds of people on prayer chains across the Midwest and across the country.
Anna was born Oct. 22, 2006, and smiled almost immediately -- a smile she brought to the faces of many who would care for her in the coming months.
She was diagnosed with an inborn error of metabolism February 2007, and recovered after a month-long stay at the Mayo Clinic before beginning to fail in late summer.
Her CaringBridge Web site has drawn hundreds of thousands of hits.
We know that through Anna's cross, she brought us and many others to know Jesus as the giver of the gift of life.
Anna was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, R. Frank Hughes, John Cade, Mildred Leighton Cade, Frederick Branham Sr.; and a second cousin, Kira Hughes. Anna is survived by her parents, Kyle and Sandra Eller; an older sister, Elisabeth; grandparents Eugene (Cheryl) Eller of Barnum, Constance (Jerry) DeRungs of Moose Lake and Wilton and Charlyse Cade of Sioux Falls, S.D.; great-grandparents Donald and Esther Eller of Barnum, Dorothy Branham of Duluth and Angeline Hughes of Sioux Falls, S.D.; uncles Eric (Stacey) Eller of Cloquet and Mark (Jennifer) Cade of Omaha; aunt Samantha DeRungs of Moose Lake; cousins Jonnica and Erica Eller of Cloquet and many friends made in her short life.
Services were held Thursday and Friday. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Dougherty Funeral Home.