Liam J. Ziegenfuss

Liam J. Ziegenfuss was born on July 30, 2018 at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, and departed peacefully on March 28, 2020, at home in the loving arms of his mother.


During his time here on earth Liam touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Liam was always content cuddling in the arms of his loved one’s and continually satisfied to be in any room where he could be comfortably surrounded by his family. He enjoyed having people near him, especially his siblings and cousins. Gifted with the most relaxed smile and a desire only to be loved, Liam would forever impact the hearts and minds of all who befriended him. A beautiful baby boy who touched so many lives during his short time among us.  The pain we feel today will likely never heal, and only become tolerable in time, but we can surely find moments of peace until then knowing that our Liam is now playing in a new and perfect body while completely free of the earthly confines he carried so bravely with courage.  We will miss and love our little Liam till the end of time, treasure every single memory we possess throughout, and pray that the joy he knows now is absolutely equal to the joy he has earned while carrying his crosses here.  God bless you Liam and God speed dearest baby boy!


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Liam include his adoring mother, Kelly Ziegenfuss; his favorite brother, Evan, and his favorite sister, Nora, both at home; his grandparents; Lori and Rick Stumpf, Peosta, Iowa, and Dave Ziegenfuss, Dubuque, Iowa; his great-grandparents; Ken and Dolly (Margaret) Ziegenfuss; his aunt; Jennifer Boots, Peosta, Iowa; his cousins; Levi, Billy, Hailie, Kelsey, Morgan, Zoe and Kaleb Boots, and Kaitlyn Ziegenfuss; along with many extended family and friends who have generously shared much love and many prayers throughout his time with us.


He is being greeted in Heaven by his maternal great-grandparents, Harvey and Marianne Frederick; and his great-aunt, Suzy (Frederick) Monahan.


Liam’s family would like to thank, his doctors in both Dubuque and at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Universal Pediatrics, along with the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their generous, gentle and professional care of our little Liam.  This is undeniably the most difficult challenge we have ever had to face in our lifetimes and to feel the love and support around us at all times, from every direction, means more than we could ever accurately describe.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and may God bless you all for your kindnesses!


The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly and compassionately serving Liam’s family.  Online condolences may be shared with Liam’s family at


At a future time, when it is safe for everyone to be together, we will have a celebration of Liam’s life.  Until then, cards may be sent to 2130 Woodland Drive, Apt. 11, Dubuque, Iowa, 52002.

At a future time, when it is safe for everyone to be together, we will have a celebration of Liam’s life.  Until then, cards may be sent to 2130 Woodland Drive, Apt. 11, Dubuque, Iowa, 52002.

3 comments on “Liam J. Ziegenfuss
  1. Dorothy Hall says:

    Kelly my heart goes out for you. God chose you to be his mommy because he knew that you would be the best for Liam. It takes a special person to take care of a little guy like him. He couldn’t ask for any better care than what your loving heart gave him. I’m so proud of you for being a good mommy you were and still are. Suffering is over for Liam and your healing is starting to begin. It will take a long long long long time for time to start healing you really don’t heal from it you just get used to it. Little Liam rest in Gods hands, He will take special care of you because you were very special in more ways than your little body knew. Love you little guy until someday we meet again

  2. A Friend says:

    I’ve never met Liam, but I followed his story via his Facebook page. I loved seeing his smiling face and how fearlessly he fought. Liam was most definitely a warrior. Liam is and will be an inspiration to me and I’m sure many others for a lifetime. I’m so sorry for your loss, take comfort in knowing Liam is safe and free now. And I’m proud of how much of a difference he’s made in your lives and the lives of complete strangers. I know he changed my world. Thank you Liam, God speed little man. All my love, one of your many friends.

  3. Granny Lori says:

    Loving Liam James; Always in our hearts.

    God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped you in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me’. In tears we saw you sinking and wanted you to stay.
    But when we saw you sleeping, peaceful and free from pain, how could we wish you back with us to go thru that again. It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, part of us went with you the day God took you home.
    Love you.

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