Feb 042012
Alexandria Kimberly Vogt

Alexandria Kimberly Vogt

Miss Alexandria Kimberly Vogt passed away on February 4, 2012, in her parents’ arms at home in Grand Rapids, Michigan being aged 1 month and 19 days.  Alexandria was born in Grand Rapids on December 16th, 2011 at 4:26pm weighing 4lbs 12oz.  She was baptized that very day at approximately 4:29pm.  In her short time here she brought her family and friends immense joy and love.  She enjoyed being sung to, hearing stories told by her Daddy, being wrapped in blankets made by her Momma, going to church, and getting up in the middle of the night.  On December 21, 2011 she attended her first church service at St Matthew Lutheran Church.  She celebrated her 1 week birthday surrounded by family who continued to celebrate with her through Christmas.   At midnight on New Year’s Eve she was kissed by both of her parents; marking her life as one lived in two separate years.  January 16th Alexandria greeted guests for her 1 month birthday with a gala event filled with family and friends who enjoyed cake and ice cream with her.  Snuggling with her parents was her favorite activity, having never slept anywhere but in their arms her entire life.

She will be greeted in Heaven by her brother, Matthew Douglas Vogt, who passed in 2006; and her paternal grandparents Dr. James Robert and Shirley Robertson Vogt.  Alexandria will be mourned on earth by her parents Douglas and Kimberly who love her dearly; her brothers Aden, Gabriel, and Ethan, all at home; maternal grandparents Harry and Loretta Toner of Midland; maternal great-grandmother Goldie Toner of Midland; grandparents Charles and Margaret Bash also of Midland; along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, and dear friends who survive her.

Memorial services will be held the morning of Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 10:30am at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids.  Visitation will be at Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Services on Tuesday February 7th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.   Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Saginaw, Michigan at 3pm.   Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service, Grand Rapids, (616) 940-7333, will be handling arrangements.  Memorials may be donated to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in her memory.

Her parents wish to thank Hospice of Michigan, especially Jessica Johnston and Dawn VanDerKolk from HoM, Dr. William Bush of Forest Hills Pediatrics, the labor and delivery staff at Spectrum Butterworth, their church family at St. Matthew’s, all of their family, friends, and neighbors who supported, prayed, and held them and Alexandria up during her wonderful life.  Only God could love you more baby girl.

 Posted by on February 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  27 Responses to “Alexandria Kimberly Vogt, December 16th, 2011 – February 4th, 2012”

  1. We are so sorry. Our hearts go out to all of you – Doug, Kim, Aden, Gabriel, and Ethan. Alexandria was an amazing little girl. You are all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

    Your friends and neighbors,
    Ryan and Marie Masuga

  2. Doug, Kim and Family. I am so sorry to hear this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Hugs and Prayers always,

    Shirley McDonald

  3. Doug, Kim, Aden, Gabriel, and Ethan – We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing us to visit with Alexandria. She was a beautiful and precious little girl and we are so glad we got the opportunity to know such a sweet baby girl. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and our prayers.

    Jen, John, Anfernee, Janei, Jaylyn, and Teya

  4. Our hearts broke when we read your post last night. No words can help but know we have held your family in our prayers daily since Alexandria’s birth and will continue. May you find peace in knowing she felt your love and comfort for her entire life and she will one day be reunited with you.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Alexandria’s passing! What a miracle and testimony her life is! You are such awesome parents! I will keep you in my prayers as you grieve her loss.

  6. Dear Vogt Family, Thank you for sharing this most intimate time with myself and all whom found this blog. Your miracle is not only in your beautiful baby girl, but in your generosity to let her give you what she could, to be there for her on her terms, not yours. I personally don’t think I have the inner strength to endure the pain of loving someone so much. It is inspiring to watch and hope and pray each day as your time together grew. Please find comfort in the vast amount of love you were able to give this small beautiful child. I’m sure as she looks down from heaven she will smile with pride that you were her chosen parents.

    God Bless You!
    Diane Marklevitz

  7. That is possibly the most lovely tribute to a little beautiful girl ever written. We love you, Vogt family, and will keep you close to our hearts as God keeps you close in His loving arms.

  8. Doug and Kim we are so sorry to hear about baby Alex. I’m glad you guys allowed us to spend some time with her before we left. We’ll be thinking about you guys.

    Amber and Joy

  9. Doug and Kim and family. Thank you for allowing us to share in Alex’s short life. We prayed intensely that her life would be longer, but that was not to be, so we take comfort in knowing that she is in a beautiful place. You will always have the most that any of us can ever have of another person, the sweet memory of them. And I know that in God’s time you will join her in heaven. When the Lord calls, I look forward to that too. May God bless you all and heal your hearts quickly.

    Bill and Nancy Otto and the whole Otto Family

  10. I’m so sorry to hear of Alexandria’s passing. May your memories of her always be a blessing to you.

  11. Doug and Kim, my heart is breaking for you guys…Alex had a beautiful life, and you both did an incredible job making that happen. I wish I knew what to say, what to do to take your pain away. The only thing I have to offer is my deepest condolences and prayers.

    Much love,


  12. I have lost complete touch with you guys. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart cries. You are in my prayers. Much love and peace. God Bless you all.

  13. Doug and Kimberly, So sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a child is the toughest things you have to go through as Linda and I have been through this as well. Take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  14. Doug and Family,

    My heart aches for you all and I will hold you close in my prayers. Please find peace in the fact that she is now cradled lovingly in the arms of the Lord.

  15. Doug, Kim and Family – What a beautiful tribute to such a sweet precious angel. We thank you for sharing your thoughts of happiness, worry, and all other mixed emotions as well as sorrow with us all. Through all the postings, we have felt like we were part of your family. We prayed diligently for healing but the Master has decided to call this little princess home. As she took her last breath in your loving arms, she truly transitioned into the loving arms of Jesus Christ and was carried home to where there is no more pain, disease, or any other illness. She will, truly, be a guardian angel to you and your family. I was so happy to hear that Mary and her little ones made it there in time to hold this little angel. Alexandria was so beautiful and she will always remain beautiful. We will continue to pray for you and your family. ~ Love and prayers from the Phillips Family

  16. Oh Doug and Kim,
    Our hearts ache for you. You took such wonderful care of this precious daughter God had entrusted to you, holding her continuously her entire life. Such love reminds me of Jesus’ love for us, always there for us! We pray that you will find comfort, knowing Alexandria is safe in the arms of Jesus! Love, Uncle Bill and Aunt San

  17. We’ve never met, but please know that you are in our prayers. We are the adoptive parents of a little girl with some genetic duplication on the 16th pair of chromosomes, and she is the joy of our lives. My wife and I will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  18. I am visiting from BC. Alexandria is absolutely gorgeous and I am sorry that you are now left missing her. Our family has lost two babies as well, both boys, both the day they were born, both due to Potter’s Syndrome. We are blessed with three living daughters who were born in between our sons. I will keep your entire family in my thoughts as you pass these difficult days and those that will follow. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter.

  19. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet baby and the loss of your son as well. You know grief too well. Know that there are others all around the world that feel for you and your family, that have experienced losses such as yours. There is nothing like the grief over the death of a child no matter how long or short that little life was, I too lost a child over four years ago. My heart goes out for you

  20. Doug, Kim & Family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Alexandria. We’ll always remember Alexandria as a true warrior who beat all the odds. As an Old saying goes,

    We do not remember the days
    We remember the moments…

    Alexandria had left her precious moments with her dear parents. Our thoughs and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy
    Srini & Family

  21. I wipe away tears as I type this, my heart pours out to you and your family. So wonderful to read how much you loved this beautiful child, loved her like Jesus! May God’s love and peace fill your hearts.

  22. Dear Vogt family,

    May God give you the strength to carry on. I came across the obituary for your beautiful Alexandria in the paper and it has deeply touched my heart and soul. You are in my prayers. Stay strong.

  23. Spent the whole evening reading about your precious daughter. What a wonderful tribute to her. A beautiful memory for your boys. May your pain lighten over the years. She will rest in your hearts forever. She was so lucky to be a part of your family.

  24. Dear Vogt family,
    I came across your site and read and watched the video on Alexandria’s life. You both a a testimony to the sanctity of human life. God blessed you with a “gift” and by sharing her life story and your faith you through this website…many will be touched. Technology can be a burden at times, but when it can be used in such a powerful way to witness to others, help others in the same situation and to have a record for you all in the future it is wonderful. My mind goes back to 1984-1985, my husband and I lost our first two babies, early in pregnancy. Not a day goes by that I don’t wonder, what they were, boys or girls. Who did they look like?
    My faith gives me the hope that I will see them one day in heaven and have the answers to those questions. Until then, I love my three daughters here on earth and all the little ones I come in contact with as I live each day. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. God bless you all in the days to come and one day you will see her again.

  25. Dear Doug and Kim,
    Wanted to share with you that we shared your beautiful memorial video of Alexandria’s life on the Trisomy 18 Foundation Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/trisomy18 earlier today. So many people have been touched by your story and Alexandria with many kind comments for you, I wanted to alert you to come and see.

    Alexandria’s life through you is touching many other lives and hearts.

    Victoria Miller
    Trisomy 18 Foundation

  26. Doug and Kim –

    We lost touch over the years and I happened to be looking out for old friends and came across your site. I am so deeply sorry for your loss but I know that even during this troubling time you will find comfort in knowing that God is there with Alexandria comforting her with his loving arms.

    I wish you all the blessings this hard world can bestow. May you find joy and solace in your family and friends.

    The Murray family

  27. God gave you guys a beautiful baby girl. I’m sorry for what happen to her.

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