MARION — Skylar Marie Mieldezis passed away at 10:52 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, and Julian Dean Mieldezis passed away at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Barnes-Jewish Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Skylar and Julian were the infant daughter and son of Timothy Scott and Aubrey Elizabeth (Grassly) Mieldezis, born on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Barnes-Jewish Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
They are survived by their parents, Timothy Scott and Aubrey Elizabeth (Grassly) Mieldezis of Marion; surviving triplet, Grayson Scott Mieldezis at home; maternal grandmother, Jennifer Niemet and husband, Jim of Freeport; maternal grandfather, Bob Grassly and wife, Karen of Crystal Lake; paternal grandparents, Tim and Cathie Mieldezis of Marion; maternal great grandparents, Dean and Grace Hurder of Freeport; maternal great-stepgrandfather, Harry Benstein of Cary; two aunts, Kayla Grassly and Sydney Grassly both of Crystal Lake; three uncles, Ryan Grassly and wife, Hannah, of Crystal Lake, Kyle McCleland, and Josh Mieldezis, both of Marion; paternal great-grandmother, Gerry Mieldezis of Marion; and parental great-grandfather, Robert Casey of Marion.
In the words of the family, "We are so incredibly thankful to all of the staff at STL Children's hospital. Everyone from the doctors, to the nurses to all the support staff were nothing but wonderful to our family and to our children. Although the NICU is a place you never want to spend an entire year, I can't imagine not ever meeting some of the amazing people that we came into contact with. We are incredibly grateful for the work they did for our children along with the love and care that they always showed us. We would not be where we are without them and we will always hold a special place in our hearts for the many people who work there and touched our lives.
We cannot say thank you enough to the community. On our hardest days knowing we had an entire community rallying behind us and holding us up was truly inspiring. We are so humbled by the support that we received. The people in this area have a way of rallying behind people in need and to be on the receiving end of that was an experience that we will always cherish. The love that was shown to us was incredible and we will forever be grateful for it."
Arrangements for Skylar Marie and Julian Dean Mieldezis have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, of Marion.
The time of visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home.
The family requests instead of flowers that donations be sent in honor of Skylar and Julian to the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis, MO and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
For additional information, or to leave an online condolence of memory or light a candle in memory, visit www.wilsonmcreynolds.com or call 618-993-2131.