Bastian Thomas Wanstrath
  • Date of birth: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of passing: Sep 7, 2014
Each new life...no matter how brief...forever changes the world.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bastian Thomas Wanstrath, 25 days old, born on August 13, 2014 and passed away on September 7, 2014. 

A memorial mass for Bastian will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 12, 2014 at St. Joseph's Church, 25 E Harrison Ave, North Bend, OH 45052.

A celebration of Bastian's life will be held immediately following the memorial mass at the Miami Heights Community Center, 3780 Shady Lane North Bend, OH 45052. All are welcome to attend. There will be food and drinks provided. The parents wish to convey that they would love to see everyone that has been touched by Bastian's story and those that have reached out. This celebration is a perfect place to pay your respects and say a friendly word to the parents. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Bastian's name to the Franny Strong Foundation.  

Franny Strong Foundation


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jane Doe on 29th November 2014

you are ALWAYS in my thoughts and in my prayers.  I love you so, so much.  Your family is in my thoughts and prayers just as often, and I know they will always need your help, so make sure you're always there for them Bastian!  Take care of them, because they miss you.  
I will forever remember you.  Thank you."

This tribute was added by Deborah Morrissey-Peak on 11th September 2014

"To fragile for this earthly place God kissed your angel face.
He took you in his gentle care such a Loved and Cherished place.
Forever with the Angels and Always in our Hearts........

Keep watch over your Daddy, Mommy, Sister and all of us.
Love, Uncle Tom and Aunt Debbie"

This tribute was added by Julie Kuchenbuch on 11th September 2014

"“Each new life,no matter how brief, forever changes the world.”

Thoughts and prayers for Bastian and his family.
                                               The Kuchenbuch's"

This tribute was added by Janie Haymaker on 11th September 2014

"My thoughts and prayers are with your family."

This tribute was added by Linda Trenn on 11th September 2014

"There is a special Angel in Heaven
that is part of you.
It is not where you wanted him
but where God wanted him to be.
He was here but just a moment
like a night time shooting star.
And though he is in Heaven
he isn't very far.
He touched the heart of many
like only an Angel can do.
So I send this special message
to the Heaven up above.
Please take care of your Angel
and send him all my love."

This tribute was added by Cindy Kibat on 9th September 2014

"Dear Bastian, you were held in awe by a team full of girls and soccer parents while your Mom carried you.  The seniors didn't sneak into your yard the night of initiations because they didn't want to disturb you or your sister.  They adored your pictures and they KNEW you had one of the coolest names ever. They love your mom and they thank you for sharing her with them.  They have prayed for you and have dedicated their season to you.  You didn't even know it, but you have touched  their lives forever and taught them to love early and often because time is short.  God bless you and we will continue to pray for your mom, your dad and your sister."

This tribute was added by Bob Peak on 9th September 2014

"God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ˜Come with me."
He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,
God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain."

This tribute was added by Nicole Hoke on 9th September 2014

""Daddy, please don't look so sad, Mama please don't cry
Cause I am in the arms of Jesus and He sings me lullabies.
Please, try not to question God, Don't think he is unkind
Don't think He sent me to you, and then He changed his mind.

You see, I am a special child, and I'm needed up above
I'm the special gift you gave Him, the product of your love.
I'll always be there with you and watch the sky at night,
Find the brightest star that's gleaming, That's my halo's brilliant light.

You'll see me in the morning frost, that mists your window pane.
That's me in the summer showers, I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a little breeze, from a gentle wind that blows
That's me, I'll be there, planting a kiss on your nose.

When you see a child playing, and your heart feels a little tug,
That's me, I'll be there, giving your heart a hug.
So Daddy, please don't look so sad, Mama don't you cry.
I'm in the arms of Jesus and He sings me lullabies.""

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