Obituary: Kira Isabell Herlein, 10, of Ludington

January 10, 2020

Kira Herlein

Obituary: Kira Isabell Herlein, 10, of Ludington

Kira Isabell Herlein, 10, of Ludington passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends Wednesday, January 8, 2020. She was born October 15, 2009 at DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids to Matthew and Katie (Bentz) Herlein. 

Kira was a fourth grader at Covenant Christian School in Ludington. She loved playing softball, ice skating, golf, and ice fishing. She adored her LOL Dolls and she loved crafting. Kira loved hanging out in her mom’s bed or with her dogs and she loved to feed her hamster extra treats. She had a stubborn spirit which made her a strong and brave kid. She fought through her illness with a beautiful smile on her face and a loving personality. She always put others before her even when she was struggling.

She will be greatly missed by her parents; her big sissy, Keelie Herlein; her paternal grandmother; Sandy (Mark) Forrester of Ludington; her maternal grandparents, David (Julie) Bentz of Ludington; her great aunt, Jean (Bill) Mazur; her aunts and uncle, Kelly (Kevin) Knudsen, Jim Bentz, Linda (Rich) Seymour, and Julie Arnone; her best friend Gracie Wright; many cousins and close family friends; and her beloved dogs, Red and Ruger; and her hamster, Jazmin.

Kira was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James Herlein and maternal and paternal great grandparents.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Ludington from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the family to assist with ongoing medical expenses.

The family requests that visitors wear purple and teal in Kira’s memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Please share a memory or make a donation at


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