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So sorry for your unexpected loss of one so special, Mara... Hugs to you! Kathi (from GriefShare)

Posted by: Kathi Boyle - Grimes, IA - Family Friend   Jan 06, 2021

Bryan and family, so sorry for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences while we pray for some comfort for your family during this time.

Posted by: Charles Obia - West Des Moines, IA - Coworker   Dec 01, 2020

Bryan and Mara- My sincere condolences. There are no words that will help lessen your grief, as the loss of a child is unimaginable to most. Hold tight to one another through the coming days, and God will see you through.

Posted by: Julie Hodges - Marshalltown, IA - Family Friend   Nov 30, 2020

I am thankful I had the opportunity to work with Will on the music at his beautiful memorial service. In the midst of helping Will sound absolutely wonderful on the song, I couldn't help but remember the awesome times I had with Connor. He was hilarious and I always looked forward to going to Iowa City and staying at the house whenever I could. Though I'm not an official brother of the brotherhood, I will miss him and his constant positive outlook like no other.

Posted by: Quinn Hemesath - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   Nov 25, 2020

Brian and Mara, so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by: Rodney Morris - Johnston, IA - Coworker   Nov 25, 2020

It was a beautiful service today. My heart goes out to all the family and friends. May the circle be unbroken! I'm forever grateful to Connor for teaching me the rules of ladder ball and for inspiring me toward a passion for the game. He was also a really good sport when asked to take part in a photography project involving an article of blue clothing.

Posted by: Lanson Moles Moles - Florence, OR - Family   Nov 24, 2020

Bryan & Mara ~
My sincere condolences to each of you and your families. My heart breaks for yours. What a beautiful celebration of life in honor of your son. From the many stories swapped at work over the years, it was easy to see/hear Connor was a wonderful young man. The testimonies today were a testament to that as well. I pray that God's peace finds you and His light continues to guide you when it's needed the most.

~ Regina

Posted by: Regina Haage - Keokuk, IA - Coworker   Nov 24, 2020

One Sunday afternoon about 7 years ago I found myself locked out of my house, with no one around small enough to get into the garage window and to the opener. I remembered that morning at church Connor's auntBB Miriam (who lives a few miles from me) saying that her family was visiting at her house.
So I called her to see if there was a little person there who could come help me. Sure enough, Brian was about to

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Posted by: Billie Shelton - Stanhope, IA - Friend   Nov 24, 2020

I'm so very sorry for your loss Bryan and Mara. My heart breaks for you both, I can't imagine what you are going through. Just know I'm thinking of your family and sending prayers to help you through this difficult time.


Posted by: Julie Henderson - Des Moines, IA   Nov 24, 2020

Connor will be missed, but be proud of the wonderful life you gave him and know he impacted many people. I really enjoyed seeing him grow up from a kid roughhousing with the neighbors to a fine teenager enjoying touring NYC, he was a very happy guy and fun to be around. I know how much he means to you and nothing can fill that void, but he would want you to find joy again soon. We are all here for you in your journey.

Posted by: Joshua Girard - NEW YORK, NY - Friend   Nov 24, 2020