Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Elise Kay Ring, infant daughter of Karissa (Hardt) and Joshua Ring, passed away at Appleton Medical Center on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Survivors include her her paternal grandparents, Steven (Sue) Ring; her maternal grandparents, Richard (Sandra) Hardt; paternal great grandparents, James (Dorothy) McVey and Norma (Bill) Ring Roerig; her maternal great grandparents, Leonard (Pennie) Rudie and Franklin Hardt; her aunts and uncles, Brian (Daydre) Ring, Andrew Ring, and Ryan Hardt; and her cousins, Ethan and Jackson Ring. Elise was preceded in death by her great grandfather, James Ring, and her great grandmother Elizabeth Hardt.
Funeral services will be at NOON on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at STAR OF HOPE CHAPEL, Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N. Richmond Street, Appleton, with Rev. Robert Raasch officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Elise—meaning “God's Promise”
Our hearts ache with sadness, we don't understand.
A beautiful baby girl, taken from our hand.
She touched our world in her own little way,
God's blessing to us as she grew day by day.
Her pictures, her kicks, all perfect and new,
All gifts from God: blessings so true.
The day she was born, a bright sunny day,
Already in God's hands, we had nothing to say.
We did get to hold her, it was brief to be,
Her dark curly hair, rose colored lips: how perfect was she!
God gives us true love, and knows what is best.
He promised his Son, who did all the rest.
God's Promise, first given in Genesis three,
Was sending His Son for you and for me.
A perfect life he lived, this promised Son,
Only through Him, eternal life could be won.
Christ died, He rose, conquering both death and sin.
Salvation was ours, granting peace within.
Tears we will shed, as we say goodbye,
Someday in heaven we'll understand why.
Elise, I will always Love you, very, very much!
By Steven Ring