Braeden James Anderson
May 11, 2010 ~ June 1, 2013
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home. Celebration of Braeden’s life will begin at 10 AM, Thursday, June 6 at Celebrate Community Church (Sycamore location) in Sioux Falls. Interment will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery, Brandon.
Braeden James Anderson was born May 11, 2010, in Sioux Falls, to Mike and Christy Anderson. He was the “little miracle” doctors said was not possible. Braeden was 100% purebred all boy. He was daring and had no fear. If he tumbled and scraped his knee, he brushed it off and went on playing. He wrestled in the living room with Daddy and his brother Ethan all the time; while, being the best little helper a Mommy could ever have. Braeden had a love of trucks and cars, sports (or rather anything that ended with “-ball”), Avenger action heroes, WWE wrestlers, peanut butter sandwiches, his blankie and his thumb, and of course anything that belonged to one of his siblings. He often would take his brother’s Kindle or DS and hide in a corner, playing it. If you couldn’t find it, you knew he was the last one to have it. If it was unusually quiet in the house and he was nowhere to be found, you could either find him hunkered down in the pantry with the door closed behind him or around the corner in the laundry room with the lights out scarfing down snacks.
The Lion King and Iron Man were Braeden’s favorite movies and he would make his family all watch them over and over and over and over again to the point where they all could recite the words themselves. Every morning they watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse; ”Mommy Mickey Mou, Mommy Mickey Mou!”
He was becoming quite a little cowboy calling out for the horses, Pride and Confederate, at Cowboy Grandma and Grandpa’s. Contrary to what you think a typical boy would play with, he loved dressing the paper dolls at Mama and Papa’s. He often lined up his cars in a row around the coffee table at Grandma Karen’s. He has many works of art that adorn the walls of all who loved him. He had just started learning how to ride his trike and was so proud of his accomplishment. His smile and his big bright eyes could light up a room. That smile was infectious.
He was dedicated by his parents to know, love, and serve the Lord on January 5, 2013 at Celebrate Community Church.
“Braeden, we are certain that as we held you and you closed your eyes here for the last time, you woke up in the arms of Jesus. We know you are more alive in Heaven than you have ever been. Teach Jesus how to line up cars, call horses, and dress paper dolls. Play every day in Heaven until we see you again.”
Love, Mommy & Daddy
Braeden will be deeply missed by his parents, Mike and Christy (Lamis) Anderson; four siblings, Kaleb, Ethan, Daysha, and Emma; Grandparents, Nancy and Jim Volk, Brandon, Karen M. Anderson, Sioux Falls, and Jim and Jan Lamis, Colman; Auntie Kimmie & Uncle John and Uncle James & Shannyn; Great-Grandma Lina Lamis, Sioux Falls; and a large extended family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Braeden’s memory.