Danielle McMullen, daughter of Benjamin and Aman­da Mc­Mullen of Fort Dodge, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the University of Iowa Stead Child­ren’s Hospital in Iowa City due to un­known med­ical complications.

A Celebration of Life will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in the Chapel at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at North Lawn Cemetery. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 Monday at the funeral home.

Danielle (Dani) Bryan McMullen was born on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Dodge to parents, Benjamin and Amanda McMullen and sisters, Makinzie, Aubri, Faith, Ella McMullen and brother, Cameron. She gained her angel wings from medical complications after successfully fighting and beating her HLH.

Dani was such a beautiful, strong warrior. She fought long and hard for her short 23 months of life. She touched so many hearts and was a true inspiration to all who knew her. She always had a smile on her face even when she wasn’t feeling well. She would put her left thumb in her mouth, grab ahold of her Frozen blankie and snuggle into mommy. Every night she had daddy-daughter talks before she fell asleep. She loved playing with her sisters. The words to describe her are many; BRAVE, WARRIOR, STRONG, and BEAUTIFUL to name a few. #Danielle’sJourney wasn’t an easy one but she did make it count. Through the smiles, tears, laughter, and love, she showed us all that she was a super Histio Warrior. She was a precious lil’ girl who earned her Wings of Honor. She was everyone’s favorite Chunky Monkey, Dani.

Dani was welcomed into heaven by her grandmothers, Edith Anderson, Mary Bass, Jennifer Klinger, and Pauline Lenz; grandfather, John Anderson and Grandpa Arnold; many aunts, uncles and cousins and most of all her FELLOW FALLEN WARRIORS. She will be greatly missed and always loved as her journey continues through all who knew her.