Dominik Kelly-Taylor Reed was born on April 2, 2013. On the early morning of December 28, 2019, Dominik found peace surrounded by family and friends. Dominik had battled cancer for over four years. He was the most energetic, mischievous ray of sunshine. Dominik enjoyed being around people and loved to make you smile. He had a way of making every person that he met instantly fall in love with him. Dom did not know anything other than frequent visits and sometimes very long stays in the hospital. Somehow, he would always find a way to be the loving and happy boy we all loved. He had a smile that would brighten up any room. His laugh was so infectious. He was never afraid to tell the truth whether he was wrong or not. Dom was a sweet, loving boy who was lost too soon. He had many people who loved him. His parents, Alek(Hannah) and Courtney(Jacob); his four siblings, Eli, Keegan, Cohen, and Emma; his grandparents, Tracy Stock, Tim and Lynn Reed, and Kent and Sue Vinger, David Groh, Melanie Groh and Bill Seronko, Cliff Pukel and Barb Natelle. He was always surrounded by many other cousins, aunts, uncles, and great grandparents. Dominik was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Norman Stock, William Reed, and Marilu Barman; cousins, Chance Stock and Taylor Jefferson; and great-aunts, Sherry Wylie, Noreen Stock and Amy Adams.
Dominik was his father's mini-me. Alek loved Dominik endlessly, even though they were almost too much alike and tended to buttheads. Dominik’s mom, Courtney, was his rock. She was his comfort zone and would sacrifice everything to make sure he always had her by his side- through all his struggles. Throughout Dominik’s life he has taught us many lessons. He has taught us how to be strong. He has taught us that even in the hardest, most dire situations, that a simple smile can change everything. He taught us that sometimes all we need is a Winnie the Pooh pillow and a baby blanket to make everything okay. He taught us that a child's strength is infinite. He taught us that sometimes being sassy is okay, as long as you are cute. He taught us that sometimes all we need is a hug from mom and dad. He taught us that life is incredibly short and to live every minute to the fullest. He taught us to never take anything for granted and no matter how bad things get, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Dominik has finally found his light. Although we may be sad, just know that Dominik is in heaven smiling down on us all. So, for everyone that has been there for Dominik, now let him be there for you. Let his memories fill you with joy and his ability to never stop fighting give you strength. May we never forget what he gave us. Although he was not with us long enough, he gave all of us who loved him and cherished him a map for life. Smile often, laugh openly, and live freely.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54304 from 3:00 pm until 6pm. There will be a short service at 6:00 pm. Friends and family are welcome to join us at Burkel’s One Block over at 1007 Tony Canadeo Run, Green Bay, WI 54304. We encourage everyone to wear #domstrong gear if they have it! In lieu of flowers we would ask for contributions to Dominik’s memorial fund, or to bring an unopened toy to the funeral. These will be donated to St. Vincent Hospital in Dominik’s name.
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