Leo Josiah McCracken

August 22, 2018 - February 11, 2019


Service: Funeral services will be held at Bethany Reformed Church, Canton, SD on February 16, 2019 at 1pm

Leo Josiah McCracken went to be with Jesus on February 11th, 2019 with his parents by his side at CS Mott’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.   Leo was born on August 22nd, 2018. He was a beautiful baby that was born with a heart defect called HLHS.  He underwent three open heart surgeries, numerous cath procedures and was a fighter through it all.  His sweet smile brightened everyone’s day.  During his short five months he was a blessing to his parents, family, and everyone around him.  He touched many lives and will never be forgotten.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert McCracken.   Leo Josiah is the son of Nick and Sandra (Decker) McCracken, of Canton, South Dakota.  Leo Josiah is survived by seven siblings, Brian Lee-14, Canaan Michael-13, Alyssa Marie-10, Isaiah Joseph-8, Lilly Suzanne-6, Jessa Kathleen-4, and Israel Nicholaus-2.  His paternal grandparent is Kathy McCracken of Sioux Falls; maternal grandparents are Leonard and Suzanne Decker of Canton, SD; 26 cousins; 5 uncles, and 1 aunt.  Funeral services will be held at Bethany Reformed Church, Canton, SD on February 16, 2019 at 1pm.

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  1. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your son. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3)

  2. We have followed your story only recently but, our hearts are broken for you. The whole heart community mourns with you. Such a beautiful baby boy, precious Leo.
    My family is praying for yours.

  3. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray the Lord wrap his arms around you and keep you close through these difficult days and ahead. Hugs and Prayers Laurie Wiebe