Grayson Keith Zernhelt was born March 15, 2022, to Jake and Ciera (Kooyman) Zernhelt, in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away peacefully in his parent's arms on October 31, 2022. Grayson was a Heart Warrior who spent his life fighting Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Though his time with his family was short, he touched many lives and was loved deeply by those around him. His family cherishes his memory as the brief gift it was.
In addition to his parents, Grayson is survived by. . .
Maternal grandparents: Doug and Kathy Kooyman
Paternal grandparents: Francis “Frank” and Jane Zernhelt
Great-grandparents: Marilyn Aldrich, Neola Kooyman, and Norbert Kubisiak
Aunts and Uncles: Klint and Jamie Kooyman, Konner and Kristina Kooyman, Chase and Taylor Kooyman, Mariah, Kooyman, Tess and Larry LeBlanc, Sam Zernhelt, Anne Zernhelt, and Grace Zernhelt.
And many cousins
Grayson was preceded in death by his great grandparents: Keith Aldrich, Marvin Kooyman, Catherine Zernhelt, Francis Zernhelt Sr., and Betty Kubisiak.
Little Al Foundation
Prairie City IA
A Heart Like Mine Foundation