Funeral to be held on Saturday for the 5-year-old Pewaukee girl who died of brain cancer

The funeral for Delaney Krings, the 5-year-old Pewaukee girl who died of brain cancer, will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, in New Berlin.
The funeral for Delaney Krings, the 5-year-old Pewaukee girl who died of brain cancer, will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, in New Berlin.

Funeral arrangements have been set for the 5-year-old Pewaukee girl who died from an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Services for Delaney Krings, whose condition sparked well wishes and birthday greetings from people around the world, will be Saturday, Feb. 4, at Poplar Creek Church, 17770 W. Cleveland Ave. in New Berlin.

The visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and is slated to conclude at 10:30 a.m. The funeral service is set to begin at 11 a.m. and is anticipated to last over an hour.

Following the ceremony, there will be a procession and the family will go to the cemetery. The procession and the gathering at the cemetery are private and the public is not allowed to attend.

Updates and further information will be available on the Facebook pages, For the Love of Delaney and Delaney's Fight is Our Fight.

Delaney died on Jan. 28 after being diagnosed with brain cancer in October. Since then, people in the community, the nation and the world sent cards, video tributes and gifts for what was coined as Delaney's final birthday on Dec. 16 when she turned 5.

A birthday parade, organized by the Wisconsin Truck Takeover Enthusiasts, amassed 498 vehicles and parade participants.

Her mother, Heather Krings, said on Delaney's CaringBridge site that the kind of cancer Delaney had was diffuse midline glioma, known as DMG.

The condition was discovered after Delaney had an ear infection, something her mother said she had a lot of as a child. Once her ear infection was healing, Delaney kept losing her balance, and her parents knew something was not right.

"The type of cancer she has, DMG, has very little positive response to any current treatment available," Heather Krings wrote in a CaringBridge post. "In addition to the severity and size of her tumor when it was first found basically sealed her fate just 12 short weeks ago. I have read medical textbooks, research papers, etc. etc. etc. for months and have found very little hope in any of them."

Krings said on CaringBridge Jan. 5 that her hope is for Delaney's legacy "to be a ripple of simple acts of kindness. This world needs more love in it, and I believe that is what she was put here to provide. Love, pure and simple."

Cathy Kozlowicz can be reached at 262-361-9132 or Follow her on Twitter at @kozlowicz_cathy.

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