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When something like this happens; everyone wants to know why. How can a child be healthy and vibrant one minute and then taken in the next? Our comfort is in knowing that Shiloh was home with us.  She was running around and playing like how she often did. We don’t know why but her heart and breathing just stopped abruptly. She collapsed and in my heart I believe her spirit was welcomed home in that moment. She was at peace.

Very early during my pregnancy with her, the doctors couldn’t find her heartbeat. We cried out to God and petitioned him for her life. I believe he answered that prayer and graciously gave us the 7 ½ precious years that we had with her.

My heart yearned for her before I ever held her in my arms. She was our little girl. Our baby. We loved her fiercely, tenderly, with our whole hearts.

I know that Shiloh touched many hearts. People described her as their “ray of sunshine”. She was almost always happy, joyful, bubbling over with life. She was kind and had the kind of heart that couldn’t comprehend cruelty. She had the sweetest smile and her eyes sparkled. Oh goodness, the little mischievous smile! She could get away with anything! She was cute and precious, even while she was naughty. Her shenanigans were the stuff of legend. So many funny stories that we will be able to laugh at in the years to come. Often we just didn’t have the heart to be stern with our discipline. I am so glad now.

She loved animals. She wanted to be a zookeeper when she grew up. She loved to dance and sing. I don’t think there was a day when she didn’t color, paint or create something. Everything that she did was with her whole heart. She really loved her family. She loved her pets; Copper and Sunshine. She was so outgoing and made friends wherever she went. She really cared about people and didn’t want anyone to be sad. She also had amazing teachers at Parkside that saw her for the absolute treasure that she was. She was surrounded by love everywhere that she went. And now… she is immersed. In the ultimate love.

She was utterly sweet and pure. I always felt like I needed to protect her. She was my heart, beating precariously outside of my chest. To love deeply and completely is such a vulnerable thing. You don’t know when a life will be cut short. Even in our pain, we know that ultimately she belonged to God all along. In our final moments with her we commended her spirit back into his loving hands.

She was a daughter and princess of the King of Kings. She was Jesus’ little lamb. He brought her safely back home. I have no doubt she is curled up in his lap right now.

Shiloh- you will always and forever be our precious little girl. Our hearts will be with you in heaven until the Day.

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4

Funeral services for Shiloh Rose Schwartz will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM, with visitation beginning at 1:00 PM, at Buffalo Covenant Church in Buffalo.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. 763-682-1363. www.thepetersonchapel.com.

28 Guestbook Entries

  1. Roxie Tenhoff

    I have kept your family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. Shiloh is such a sweet soul. May she rest in peace.

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  2. Robert Moe

    This eulogy is absolutely amazing. You are truly a witness to God’s love and grace. I am so sorry for your loss and happy for your memories. My prayers for you and your family in your time of mourning.

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  3. Bermel family

    Schwartz family, we are so saddened to hear of Shiloh’s passing. She was always so happy and a delightful little girl. We are holding you all tightly during the days and months ahead. Sending all of our love.

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  4. JoEtta Baumtrog

    I did not know Shiloh, but my Daughter Amanda Baumtrog said she was the biggest ray of sunshine ever. Amanda so loved her! So many people were touched by her. If we only had answers why, but we do not. My sincere condolences to all of her family, friends, teachers and all who will never forget her. Tears will be shed as she is not here, but many smiles of memories of those who she touched with her vibrant short life. Your Guardian Angel be with you.

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  5. Brent Garrow

    So sorry for your loss. Shiloh sounds like she was a ray of light and brought much joy to those around her. I can’t imagine the pain and grief you must be feeling but I will pray for God to ease your burden and help you heal.

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  6. Bob Hagen

    Beautifully written about a precious young lady. Shiloh was. So sweet. When we visited she had a special name for me I was BobGuy. I loved that name. I am thankful for the times Terry and I spent with Tim,Sierra, Michael ,Gabe and Shiloh. .I will never forget her cuteness and smile which came so easily.

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  7. Tammy Jacobs

    Shiloh and I exchanged greetings and smiles in the halls at Parkside. I am touched by your Faith and hearing stories from staff of Shiloh’s passion for Jesus! She is there now! We can not bring them back to us, we can only live our lives right to join them in heaven one day! ( paraphrased…2nd Samuel 12:23) Your Faith will help you through–the laughter, tears, heartache, time, and talking are all parts of healing. I pray for your whole family. Shiloh won the prize–she is with JESUS!

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  8. Craig Kumpula

    What a beautiful testimony of your precious angel! For any parent, the loss of a child is about the most heart-wrenching thing we can imagine. Our daughter is also in second grade at Parkside, and we have a son in fifth grade who is friends with your son. You don’t know us, but know this, that we weep with you. May God give you comfort in your time of sorrow. “And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37)

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  9. Jenni Weese

    To hear her name brings a smile to my face. When I close my eyes I can still see her fluttering down the hallways of PES. Especially that Friday morning as she received her PES award! What JOY filled her heart!!!!!
    She marched to the beat of her own drum & what a gift she was to all. Thank you for sharing her with us. May God continue to bless all of you during this difficult time & continue to give you peace.

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  10. Valerie Brown

    Such a Wonderful testamony to Gods amazing 💘 Grace throughout trials and tribulations in life. Love to you all.

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  11. Jessica vaughn

    I’m sorry for ur loss my thoughts r with u and ur family she will be miss very much and she’s looking down on her family n friends

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  12. Jade Pontinen

    I’m very sorry about your daughter. I’m paying my respect to your family. I’m heart is hurting for your family

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  13. Abbie Mahan

    Sierra and family,

    What a beautiful eulogy.

    I am so sorry I didn’t get to meet this ray of sunshine, but I will surely be thinking of all of you.

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  14. Wayne & Gwen Johnson

    Gwen and I are so saddened for you two and your family. You have been in our prayers since we learned of Shiloh’s sudden passing. She was truly an angel which we recall from when she was a toddler. God be with you and comfort you all 🙏🙏

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  15. Wayne & Gwen Johnson

    Gwen and I share your grief and have been praying for you since we learned of Shiloh’s sudden passing. We just have no words other than God’s comfort for you both and your family 🙏🙏

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  16. The Ramos family

    Hello,
    My son Jaidin started school in December and he said Shiloh was so nice and welcomed him to be her friend. He cried and misses her deeply. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  17. Marilyn Vinkemeier

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. I can not imagine your pain. But praise God that He never leaves us or forsakes us. I just finished reading the book, Heaven is for Real and Shiloh is truly sitting on the lap of Jesus her Savior and Redeemer!

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  18. Bobbi Nevens

    What an Angel and Beautiful little girl Shiloh was. The love and joy that Shiloh brought to you and her family, will never be forgotten. I am thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time and pray that you find comfort in all of the memories you have of Shiloh.

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  19. Jocelyn

    To the family of this spunky little girl. I know Geoff & Lori! I found out about your daughter/ granddaughter from other ex-coworkers! As you try to understand why this happened, know that she is in heaven with God! It’s hard to understand when things like this happen, when you lose a loved one too soon! In your obituary, you wrote she had 7.5 wonderful years here on earth! God must have needed a special, creative, spunky little girl like Shiloh Rose! Thinking and Keeping your entire family was in my prayers during this difficult time and for the days yet to come! You have a special little angel watching over you all! I hope she visits often and reminds you that she is near and always in your heart! Blessings to you all!

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  20. Jeff Carey

    Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family in this rough time.

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  21. Michelle Dehnel

    What a beautiful tribute to Shiloh’s life and your love. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  22. Amanda Grimm

    I had the grateful opportunity to hang out and get to know Shiloh several times at PES. My daughter, Allison Dalbec, who is Shiloh’s friend and they were in class together. Allison and Shiloh would sit together at lunch almost everyday and I would come have lunch sometimes too! Shiloh was so sweet and truly a beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.

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  23. Jon Bilyeu

    Tim, I don’t have the words. All I can say is that you and your family have my deepest condolences and sympathy in this unspeakable time.

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  24. The Andress Family

    I am sorry it took us so long to write how truely sorry and devastated we were in Shiloh’s passing. Words will never come and be complete for us as we still haven’t come to grips.

    She has become like one of our own family, just as Sierra, Tim, Michael Gabe and Copper have; she was also one of my daughter’s best friends. Kallima knows she is in heaven, but at a tender age of four she doesn’t understand she won’t see her again. She keeps saying, however, that Shiloh is with “God” and is an “angel child.” We will keep your family close and hope to help in anyway we can. Please don’t be afraid to ask as I know the grieving will never really end for beautiful Shiloh.

    She truely was one of the first people in the neighborhood with Sierra to welcome us when we moved in 2016 to Buffalo. Since then, her endless energy and spirit have always been welcoming us and running across the street just to say hi, even in this Minnesota cold. We will deeply miss her smiles, sunshine demeanor, endless energy for life and Target trips…Kallima getting some sort of chocolate and Shiloh getting lemon loaf.

    We love you Schwartz family,

    Until we meet again Shiloh, Lamb of God; whom I am sure is a greeter for other children entering heaven’s gates.

    The Andress Family,

    Kristina, Corey, Kallima, Cayden, Harold, Rosco and Lucy

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  25. Laurie Raymond

    Dear family of Shiloh-so sorry for your loss. Your words in tribute of her are beautiful.

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  26. Mary Lou LaBore

    “The love and joy you gave to your daughter Shiloh was shared by her to others. People who knew Shiloh gets to keep her in their hearts and pass on Shiloh’s love and joy to others. You shared that love and joy in your message about your daughter Shiloh. I did not get to meet your daughter, but I feel the love through your words.

    My love and prayers are with you.

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  27. Sharon Gregor

    So sorry for your great loss. May God bind up your aching hearts and tenderly hold you in these difficult days. May He be your sustinance and peace until you see Him face to face and are reunited with your sweet baby again.

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  28. Tad Snider

    Our family is thinking of you.

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