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December 8, 2012
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CLARE - Ava M. Passow, 3 year old daughter of Daniel and Andrea Passow of Clare, passed away on Thursday December 6, 2012 at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held on Monday December 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

Survivors include her parents, Daniel and Andrea Passow of Clare; sister, Ella Passow at home; grandparents, J.R. and Barb Passow of Clare; Todd and Kim Eastwood of Fort Dodge; great grandparents, Bruce and Ardella Pingel of Fort Dodge; Jim and Marj Eastwood of Fort Dodge; uncles, Donny Passow, Doug Passow, both of Clare; and Brandon Eastwood of Fort Dodge; aunts, Brittany Eastwood, Miriah (Jerrad) Johnson, and Emily Eastwood; cousins, Carley and Landon Johnson and Mason Eastwood all of Fort Dodge; numerous great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

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Ava Mae Passow was born on October 26, 2009. In her three years, Ava touched many lives and was an amazing little girl. Ava taught people to fight even when the odds were against her; as she fought an incurable illness almost her entire life. She became the princess of the family. Her sister Ella and she had a bond that only sisters can know. Ella would often sing and read to her baby sister Ava. Her family and friends formed "Team Ava" and its motto was; "Promise me you will always remember, you are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think". Christopher Robin to Pooh

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.



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