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Love for the Pawelk Family

Delano, MN


In December 2020, Karilyn and Jesse Pawelk found out their family of five was going to become a family of six. They were excited for this new blessing to join their loving family! As their pregnancy continued, they were heartbroken to be told their baby had severe complications and would pass away soon. However, their baby was a fighter and by the grace of God continued to fight and grow! They named their sweet baby boy Charlie Van. As Charlie grew, they learned more about his complications and his rare diagnosis, sadly a fatal condition. The Pawelk family chose to hang onto their faith in the Lord, fight for Charlie, and embrace their role as his parents, no matter how short his life here on Earth would be. Charlie Van Pawelk was born on July 31, 2021 at 4:16am. He weighed 3 pounds 6 ounces and measured 13 inches of pure perfection! Charlie was held by his parents and showed him his beautiful eyes, before he was called home and rests safely in the arms of Jesus. Jesse, Karilyn, big brothers Jackson and Leo, and big sister Winslett feel blessed to be chosen by God to be given the chance to know Charlie, love Charlie, and have used this experience to grow in faith, and a reminder to always look for the joy in life. As our friends grieve the loss of their baby boy Charlie, we have set up this page so family and friends can show their support for this wonderful family with the gift of food. Please sign up to bring their family a meal and say a prayer for baby Charlie and the Pawelk family. Thank you for your love and support. -Your Peace Lutheran Family So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

Special Notes

The family gently requested please no mayo or mushrooms :) Please leave your cooked meal on or inside of the cooler outside of the front door. Thank you

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