Our precious daughter, Eva Mae "lulu" Rhein, was born on March 30, 2011. She was welcomed by parents Jake and Brooke and excited big sisters, Halle and Ella. Eva entered into heaven unexpectedly on June 6th at the age of 14 months. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Duane & Lynn Habel; her paternal grandparents, Linda & Curtis Welk, Kerry & Kelly Schlipp, & John Rhein; aunts & uncles, Shane Schlipp and his daughter, Hannah, Joshua (Mae) Schlipp, Elizabeth Habel, Andrew Habel, Bryon Schlipp, Jennifer Rhein her fiancÃ©, Ron Fischer, and their son Seth Fischer. Lisa (Andy) Marchant, and their children, Sydney & Drew; Step Aunt, Lisa (Donanvan) Moon & their children, Conner & Kylie, Tony (Jenny) Welk and their son Brayden.
A Celebration of Eva's Life will be at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 11th, at Eagle Brook Church, 2401 East Buffalo Street in White Bear Lake, with a visitation beginning at 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM. A private family interment will be held
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I don't know you but your family is still in my prayers. I have a mutual friend and watched a video that was made of Eva after she passed away... My son watched it with me and to this day, he still thinks about her all of the time. He says he prays your family is not sad and that you will get to see her again in Heaven.. Strange how kids know these things :)
Sorry for your loss!! my prayers and thoughts are with you!
Rhein Family - I heard Eva's story through my friend (and your neighbor) Missy. My heart aches for you. Apparently Jesus needed Eva for a top secret, 007 Mission in Heaven... but most certainly you'll be able to meet up with her again. Until that time, we'll be saying tons of extra prayers for your PEACE and healing. You (and Eva) are very much in our hearts.
Brooke and Jake, I do not know you personally, but we have mutual friends. I heard about your little girl. She is so beautiful and my heart goes out to you. I haven't stopped thinking about her or your family since I heard. I have said prayers for you and for Eva Mae every night. I'm so sorry for the pain and loss.
Rhein family -I do not know you but we have mutual friends and I have been thinking of your sweet girl and family during this extremely difficult time. Being a mom my heart is completely broken for you. May God give you the comfort you need to heal. You are in my prayers each day.
Even though I do not know you my heart goes out to you. I have walk this path about 9 years ago when I lost one of my twin at the age of one month to SIDS. The loss of a child is the hardest thing to go through. Time does heal. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I never like to hear of parents that experience a loss and I always like to reach out with my story so you can see that you will get through this difficult time.
This is from a mom that lost a teenage daughter to cancer many years ago I still grieve her losss but also treasure the time we had with her. Here is something I look at now and then to remind me of her and try to understand why our young people have to leave before us. "A Child Loaned" I will lend you for a little time, a child of mine, he said. For you to love the while she lives and mourn for when she is dead. It may be only one year or twenty two or three....but will you till I call her back take care of her for me. " Now will you give her all your love and not think the labor vain nor hate me when I come to call, and take her back again. For all the joy the child shall bring, the risk of grief will run, but should the andels call for her much sooner than we planned, we will brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
Brooke, Jake and family... My heart is so heavy with sadness for the loss of your precious little angel, Eva Mae ... I dont know you personally, but I am part of the VIP challengers team & I just want you to all know that I am going to keep you lifted up in my prayers.... I Pray that God will bring you Strength and Comfort now & in the days ahead.... God Bless you all---Love, Cheryl
I read about your daughter on a friends FB page. I understand your pain as we have lost our daughter when she was 6 months old. Cherish the memories of her and keep her spirit alive. We'll pray for your family.
I have learned of your heartache and beautiful Eva through friends and facebook. I havent stopped thinking of you and praying for you. Your beautiful daughter has touched so many people. I pray you are comforted in knowing that her spirit and smile will live in the hearts of many, many people....
I have taken care of Eva in Kid-O-Deo and when I heard the news of little Eva my heart just broke. I remember her being such a beautiful little girl, always smiling and bouncing up & down. My heart is with the Rhein family during this difficult times and I will keep all of you in my prayers! I am so sorry for the loss of you beautiful little girl!!
I am apart of your extended ViSalus family! There are no words that can express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and your family through this terrible time! May He give you peace that passes all understanding! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!
Dear Rhein Family,
We are part of your Visalus family and my heart just broke into a million pieces when I heard what happened. Little Eva is in heaven dancing with the angels and may God wrap his arms around you and your family. We will be praying for your family.
i do not know you but i do know the heart of a mother being one myself. a friend on Facebook had posted about your loss & i felt compelled to watch the video posted. it took my breath away. we have a baby girl (#3) that is one month older than Eva. i promise that i will hold your family before the father in heaven daily. every time i look at our baby girl, my heart breaks for you all. and here i am a stranger, moved by your story not knowing any of you, but knowing that we serve a god who is so capable of what we cannot produce on our own. you are loved, you are all thought of & you are saturated in prayer as you walk together for the rest of your life. peace be with you & keep you all the days of you life!! much love from one mama to another ~amy
Our family is truly devastated for your loss. Taylor is torn up about this. She is heart broken for you and of course her friend Hallie.She said she could not go to the funeral, but gives her love to Hallie. She thinks about her all the time, and hopes to see her soon. We are all praying for you. God Bless you and your family.
I was imprinted by Eva's beautiful eyes when she, along with her sisters, came to church with Gp & Gm Habel on Sunday June 3rd. To find out 3 days later that she was no longer alive on earth devasted me. I have been in earnest prayer for the whole family.
Sweet Eva, you always had a smile. I never heard you cry. Your mommy and daddy adored you and your sisters did too. You will always be remembered and missed. Kisses to you sweet angel
I had the pleasure of watching the girls at Kids club/golds gym-were all thinking of your family at this time. god bless
Our hearts ache for you and all who Eva's life touched. We pray you find comfort and healing during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
I have never met precious Eva but am praying for your family at this time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I am Steven & Scott's aunt.
I stumbled upon a prayer request for your family via a friend's FB post of a touching tribute video to Eva. Besides being moved to tears by her sweet face and your certain heartbreak, I was struck by how your beautiful little lady has truly touched more lives than you will ever know. What an amazing thing she has done! Praying for your family and for peace in your hearts until you meet her again.
Rhein Family, your beautiful little girl was and is truly a little angel who will always be with you.May you all find comfort within each other's love and may god love's guide you through. Not a day goes by that I am not praying for your family and strength.
Brooke, Jake, Halle and Ella,
Our prayers are with you and will continue as you make this difficult journey. Eva is so precious. She will always be remembered and in the hearts of so many. Hold each other tightly and lean on God through every minute.
She is such a beautiful little angel. I hope that you will feel her warm and loving presence for the rest of your days. May God surround you and comfort you with His love during this very difficult time.
I am so incredibly sad that Eva isn't here with you guys, Brooke and Jake. I do know that our Father in Heaven loves you and Eva is cradled in His arms -- the arms of the Creator of the Universe. WOW! God bless you and may He bring you the peace that only He can bring.
Our hearts are aching for the pain you are going thru as parents, Jake and Brooke, and also for the pain you feel for Halle and Ella as you guide them thru thier own grief. Please know we have been praying for each and every one of you all every day, a million times a day. Our hearts are broken... but we take solace knowing the your family will be complete again someday.
Please lean on one another Jake and Brooke, you need each other more than you ever have before!!
~All our love and prayers~
~Alicia & Mark Schwartz and The Boys
Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Words however Kind, can not mend your heartache; but those who care and share your loss, wish you comfort and peace of mind.
Brooke the loss of your sweet baby is so heavy on my heart. I am glad you have a close relationship with Christ. You will need him now more than ever. Xoxo!
Am so sorry for you loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family.
My heart is breaking for you and your family Brooke! My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. What a beautiful Angel!! Stay strong and know she is in good hands.
Our deepest condolences to Brooke and Jake and family. My family is keeping you in our prayers. Prayers of faith, healing, peace, love and hope may be yours. Stay strong in faith.
Dear Rhein Family,
A life may last just for a moment, but memory can make that moment last forever. Your Angel got her wings and will surely watch over you all until you meet again. May you feel God's healing love everyday... You all are in our prayers.
The Hurd Family
I don't know the Rhein family personally but heard of the sad loss of this beautiful child though a mutual friend's Facebook page. I am so sorry for your unmeasurable loss. Losing a child is the toughest loss of all, and I can't imagine the pain you are going through. Please know that there are so many people out there lifting your family up in prayer. Eva Mae may be gone from this earth now, but she is in God's loving arms forever and you will see her again in heaven. God bless you.
I also do Not personally know the Rhein family I heard of your loss through a friends Facebook page. My heart breaks for you. It's obvious this little girl lit up everyone's life. I cannot imagine the pain you are in right now. I only pray that your belief in God will give you the strength to carry on.
I had the chance to spend lots of time with Eva as she played in the kids club at the gym. It was a pleasure holding her and hugging her as if she were my own. Each day we were excited to see what cute outfit she had on. I got to watch her learn how to walk, and saw many beautiful little smiles. When she left the kids club, she would blow us big kisses. We now blow kisses to you in heaven sweet little Eva. We will miss you sweetheart.
Although i dont know the Rheins personally, i can't help but feel their pain. I have two young daughters myself that i believe saved my live. To ever loose a child is a pain no one should have to bear.
Stay strong in your faith during this dark time in your life. Wishing Eva's family peace...
Jake, Brooke and Girls: It saddened and broke our hearts when we heard about your beloved little Eva; you are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your littlest angel. Russ and Julianne Peterson
Our condolences to your entire family on the sudden loss of your sweet precious little girl. May special memories bring you comfort and peace.
Brooke, it's been a long time. I am so sorry to hear Of the loss of your beautiful Eva. Wes and I are thinking of you an your family; you are in our prayers. '...for He will shelter them with His right hand and protect them with His arm.' Wisdom 6:16.
Jake & Brooke- Dave & I are so sorry for your loss, as are many. Although we never meet your beautiful little Angel your loss & pain hits so close to home. We feel your pain & loss all over again ever time we see a photo, a posting, or video. It's an awful reminder how short and precious life is & that it could happen to any of us at any given minute. We hope you know your pain is shared by many and your not alone You are truly surrounded by many and a Lord who is carrying you through this difficult time. "They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies". Matthew. 5:4 "Blessed. Are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted..."
Dave & Heidi Drury
Rhein Family, I cannot imagine what you are going through. You are all in my thoughts, and prayers. Eva is a beautiful angel!
Although we have never met sweet Eva has brightened the world of many of my family. I have young children and I can't imagine your pain. May God hold you up during this time and find comfort in Eva's ever lasting smile.
I, too, do not know you but heard about your loss from a friend's facebook page. There are no words that express my sincere feelings for your loss. I have 2 children myself & would be lost without them also. May God heal your heart during this time of loss. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.
There are no words to convey exactly how we feel. We are here for you and praying for you. We love you!
Praying for your family, Brooke! I am truly sorry for your loss!
Brooke and Jake and sissys, I read your story through a facebook friend, there are no words I could say to ease your pain, just know people around the world are sending Love and healing words to you. My heart is wrenched for you and your precious baby. God has her wrapped in his arms and you will hold her again someday. May God bless you and comfort you !!
We have not met, I heard about your loss from a Facebook friend. As a single father of a little girl the same age as your Eva, my heart sank when I heard of your loss. I since the news I hold my daughter a little longer with each hug. We now say a prayer for Eva in our nightly prayers. Though you may not be aware but your daughter has touched the hearts of many people she did not meet. My prayers and my daughters prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Brooke and Jake, I am truly sorry for the loss of your sweet Eva. May the peace,comfort and love of Jesus be around the both of you during this time,sending your family lots of hugs and love.
We heard of your tragic loss through your aunt Janine who we are friends with. So sorry for the loss of you beautiful little girl. Unfortunatly we are also parents that have lost a child and wish this on no one. It is one of the most difficult things and no one truly understands your deep sense of loss if they haven't gone through it . May you find strength for the days ahead from the love and support of your family and friends. If you need to talk to parents that have lost we are here Janine can give you are info. May you smile and cherish the small moments and memories of you daughter and keep her memory alive always remembering she is always around you. We pray for you both and your other daughters and send our deepest sympathy..
Brooke and Jake,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your youngest daughter Eva! She was truely an angel and now will be watching over you! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!
Katie, Blake, Devin and Taylor Rivard
I just recently connected with Brooke on FB as she amazing Leader in Vi. But more importantly and most importantly an amazing mom. My heart continues to break for both her, Jake and Eva's older sisters. Whom I ask that you continue to pray for. They must be so confused right now. Eva was here for a reason. God brought her home for a reason of which we may never know. Or do we? I know since Wednesday I have appreciated everything more. I have said I love you more. I have hugged more. Things such as basketball wins are not as important. Being upset about someone cutting me off is not worth the energy. Eva's smile is in my heart and while it is breaking for her family. Eva's smile has given me hope and strength in these past few days when I normally would have let things get to me. We never know when HE is going to call us home or why. But HE does and HE always has a plan. So stop.. pause remember those beautiful eyes and smile and give peace instead of anger in Eva's memory. Please continue to pray that God wraps His Arms around this family and guide them through.
Dear Rhein Family, I have not stopped thinking about you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Eva Mae is looking down on you all with her sweet smile! I have been praying ...all of you are in my heart!! XOXO
Brooke, Jake and Family....I am so sorry for your loss. The pain you feel will some day be released and God will help you find peace and comfort in your life....know that He is watching over you and will guide you through this very difficult time....you guys have been in my prayers everyday and I will continue to pray for you and your family....our deepest sympathy....
Rest in Peace Sweet baby......you are now a little angel that the Lord has plans for. You will always show your family the signs that you are near and comfort them until you meet again.
We do not know you but have heard this news through the Vi family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you endure life's toughest challenge. My heart aches for you.
To the Rhein family~ There are no words any one can say to you right now, that will ease the pain you are all enduring. My neice is a part of the Vi family and mentioned the loss. When I read this today, I cried again...I cannot imagine, nor would I want to tell you "I understand"... I don't and I believe I am a pretty strong Christian woman... and I have lost many in my family...and there are days "it hurts like it just happened"...but it happened some time ago. Just keep her memories alive in all of you...and KNOW, she will never be far from any of you! You have so many friends, all over the place, and I do know God answers prayers...and with all of us keeping you all in prayer...Feel HIS comfort and take 'one day at a time'...
Jake, Brooke and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet baby girl. I have been praying and thinking about you all for the past few days now. I hope that you are finding strength in each other, and in your family, friends and the Lord. Hold your memories of her close and know you will see her again soon. Our deepest sympathies.
Rachel and Ed Bonach
Our hope for your family is that you can truly feel the love, light and prayers coming to you from around the country. Our hearts break for you and we are so so sorry that your sweet baby was taken from you. We pray that some day you will find peace in your hearts and know that you have the most beautiful angel watching over you in this life. Much peace and love and continued prayers.
We know Eva is somewhere we will be in a blink of an eye. Our prayers are for you all until you are with her again. Lean on Jesus, he will carry you through until you are all together again. We love you all.
Dusty and Shannon Williams
I do not know you but Im part of the Visalus family & I just wanted you to know that I have been in prayer for all of you & will continue to be. I pray God gives you all the strength you need to endure the pain & sorrow you must be going through If theres anything else I can do please dont hesitate to ask. Gods grace be with you, Irene Efstathiou
Rhein Family, I cannot imagine what you are going through. You are all in my thoughts, and prayers. Eva is a beautiful angel!
I have never met you before but I heard about this unfortunate news from Jill Hauser. My hearts aches for you! I have a 5 1/2 month old son and can not even imagine what you must be going through. Please know that many people are thinking of you and praying for your sorrow! Things like this are a good reminder that life is precious and it really puts things into perspective! I'm so sorry for your loss! God Bless you and your little angel!
I don't know any of you personally but i have a daughter who is exactly the same age and i can't even imagine what you must be going through. I know he doesn't give us more then what we can handle and you will all be lifted out of this somehow. Just know people are praying and god is listening. Love to you all xoxoxo
We have never met but I heard thur Rachel Messerschmidt My prayers are with you and your family. God and the angels are watching over her. She will always be in your heart and not forgotten .
I've lost my baby daughter,
Though not misplaced.
I feel she's somewhere
Bound by neither time nor space.
Perhaps she sits before the Throne
With radiant face.
She could be dancing happily
Like little girls do
With golden taps beneath
Each precious little shoe.
I know she must love music,
So I'm sure it's true.
I'm grateful that in Heaven
She is healthy and strong
And that she's lulled to sleep each night
By Heaven's song,
But I wish I could hold her;
Is that terribly wrong?
I sang so often to her
While she was with me
And I will go on listening
For her harmony.
How sweet to know
I'll hear it In eternity.
Lisa L. Easterling
Our hearts break as we cry with you at the loss of your precious Eva... She touched many, many lives in her short time on earth and there are no words that can be spoken to comfort the deep loss you feel Brooke, Jake, Halle, and Ella. Know that there are many souls that weep and grieve with you. May the Heavenly Father, and God of all Comfort, be with your family now.
Brooke & Jake, We cannot understand some things that we have to deal with in this life. Nor will we be expected to. I will pray for your comfort, peace, and strength during this time in your family's life. Bless your daughters and their little hearts as they attempt to comprehend this as well.Stay deep in prayer, as I and so many others will for you. God Bless & May Eva rest in peace as she dances with our father.
Dear Rhein family. I'm so sorry for your loss, I never met Eva, but I did meet you both in KC, and you guys are such amazing people, and will keep you guys in my thoughts/prayers, and pray that you guys will get through. You guys are such an amazing family and if you need anything please let me know.
Eva you were so fun to see and to play with you will be missed!
Eva was such a beautiful angel. She had a light in her eyes that brought a smile to my face each time I saw her. The last time I saw her and held her she was so spunky, sweet and adorable. I will always remember her beautiful smile.
I have never met Eva, but she is soo precious. I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I never met this beautiful girl but know what it is like to lose a loved one and my heart just breaks for Brooke! No one should ever have to lose a loved one but I know with out a doubt Heavenly Father loves this family and knows their strength. I lost my mother when i was 14 and I never thought i would be able to understand why, it takes years of prayer and patience but always knows you were with one of gods special angels! Last August my 17 year old brother was taken in a car accident, he was full of life and always serving others, there will never be a day that goes by where Eva isnt thought of or missed! Once again I am so so sorry for you lost and i pray you will have the STRENGTH and FAITH to overcome such a hard trial!!
Our beautiful angel Eva Mae, u will forer and always be in our thoughts, Rhein family know we are all here for u n continuously be in our thoughts and prayers! God has no recieved the most beautiful precious angel n heaven who will shine down on each n everyone! We love u alll
My heart breaks for you and your family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We've not met, but I am Leslie Dalbec's mom. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know that Heaven's angels have already welcomed your precious lil' angel Eva into thier loving arms and will watch over her until you are once again reunited. My you find peace and comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God Bless.
That little girl will never be forgotten, what a beauty! She is being held In Gods arms, and one day you will join her once again. Until then she is your precious angel.
Dear Rhein family,
We have never met but are apart of the Vi family. I want to just let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God received one more beautiful angel.
God bless you and your family.
EVA Mae, we love you so much, God will take good care of you! Your big brown eyes will light up heaven. Your great grandma and grandpa are waiting with open arms for you.
God is holding her tight....God is kissing her beautiful baby cheeks. God needed her in heaven. She is that precious that God needed her. Im sorry for your loss. God Bless you.
I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.
Praying that God's very hands hold your broken hearts together at this sad time. We are so sorry for your loss. oxoxoxox
Jake, Brooke, Halle and Ella, my heart is breaking for you! Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you. Eva was a sweet precious girl. She was so lucky to have you guys as her parents. We love you guys and please know so many are lifting you up in prayer. Your not alone!!!
May you all find peace in knowing that your little angel, Eva Mae, is in the arms of the Lord. Love, Ryan, Heather, & Lydia Peterson
Rhein family you are heavy on my heart and I am in constant prayer for you and your family. You have touched so many lives with your amazing spirit and heart for others. Your beautiful daughter is in heaven looking down on you all right now smiling. So much love for you and you will remain in my prayers as well as the prayers of many that I have praying for you. Love you!!
We have never met, but have mutual friends and were called to pray. We just wanted to let you know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the weeks and months to come. Our hearts ache for you and we are so sorry for your loss. May you, over time, find peace and comfort in the Lord.
Hello, I don't know your family, but I work at Eagle Brook and just heard about your loss. I am so very sorry. May God comfort you with the peace that doesn't make sense, it passes understanding. May His love steady your family and hold you tight. Psalm 56:8 says, " You've kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book." He doesn't miss a thing. He sees. Even if it feels like He's far away, remember that He's right there. My sincere sympathies to your precious family.
Our very heavy hearts go out to Jake, Brooke, and the rest of your family. No words can express how sorry we are for your loss.
To the Rhein family,
May God give you peace, strength, and comfort during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss, what a precious little girl.
We have never met but your loss has laid heavy on my heart. I have been praying for peace and comfort. Eva is now resting in the arms of Our heavenly Father.
When God calls little children
to dwell with Him above.
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdom of His love.
for no heartache compares with
the death of one small child,
who does so much to make our world
seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to His fold.
So He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them
and so He takes but few,
to make the land of Heaven
more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
still somehow me must try.
The saddest word mankind know
will always be "Goodbye".
So when a child departs
we who are left behind,
must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.
The wonders of FB has given us a glimpse of your beautiful wonders, Eva Mae being introduced and shared with the army that God has raised up to help carry you through the sorrow and grief that none of us can imagine. Standing with you in the hope and knowledge of His resurrection power. Jesus , please comfort them.
My sympathies to the Rhein family. I only know of your family through attending a Visalus Challenge Party and I got the privledge to see your beautiful baby girl walking around the room. She was just a doll and fun to watch! I cannot imagine the pain you feel. May angels be watching over you and helping you through. God bless.
Eva you are now an angle in heaven watching over your mom, dad and two big sisters Halle and Ella. You left us to soon, but god has many plans for you in heaven. Eva you precious baby girl we thank the lord for your visit here on earth and look forward to being with you in heaven for eternity.
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