Danielle Elizabeth “Dakota” Kerkman

Danielle Elizabeth “Dakota” Kerkman

Danielle Elizabeth “Dakota” Kerkman

North Liberty

Danielle Elizabeth “Dakota” Kerkman passed tragically on July 14, 2023.

A visitation will be held for Erick and his daughter Danielle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton. A prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, also at the funeral home. A memorial fund will be established.

She was born Aug. 22, 2007, in Lexington, N.C., becoming the beloved daughter of Courtney and the late Erick Kerkman. As the first child and grandchild in her family there were hundreds of photos taken of her. She made the best faces and lit up the room with her dimples. Danielle was very artistic and always wanted to make everyone happy. She loved soccer when she was young and swam like a fish. Covid and all that came with it had changed her. Danielle had some trying times in her short life, but all who really knew her loved her completely.

Danielle is survived by her mom, Courtney; brother, Daxton; grandparents, Gary and Deb Lohrer and William Kerkman; uncles, Travis, and aunt Jennifer Lohrer; Steve and aunt Kim Lohrer and cousin Max; as well as many friends, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Erick; grandmother, Kathy Kerkman; as well as all of her great-grandparents.

Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.

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