Adeline Raisanen, 4

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, Dec. 5, 2016, a beautiful princess with long golden curls was born to Daddy Scott, Momma Tara, and Sissy Isabella.

The king and queen named her Adeline Dorothy Raisanen and to their surprise, they discovered she had an extraordinary gift. She was a heart warrior; the bravest of all warriors.

After battling complications stemming from a congenital heart defect, sweet Adeline lost the final battle to the very fiercest of dragons, and became an angel Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.

Though her incredible life was far too brief, her impact will remain a part of all in the kingdom who were blessed to know her. The love and grace she exuded was magical and permeated the village around her.

She found the most joy when playing alongside her sister with her best friends, Sloaney and Coopie.

Adeline’s loves included playing dress up in her castle, board games, Barbies, Pla-Do, her daily walks around the kingdom, anything Disney princesses, listening to and singing royal music, and swinging in her happy place, the castle’s backyard.

This beautiful princess taught villages far and wide the definition of both resiliency and strength, the power of the human spirit, how gratitudes can be found even on the darkest of days, and the capacity for one little human, with half a heart, to possess the ability to have the world fall in love with her.

Addie is survived by the rest of the royal family: sister, Isabella; furry sister, Finnie; parents; cousins, Sloane and Cooper; auntie, Bridgee; uncles, Casey, Matt, Benny; her best buddy, Ky; a plethora of great aunts, uncles, and second cousins; grandparents, Papa and Nonna Martini, Mummu and Grandpa Jay Piepenburg, and Great-grandma Dorothy.

We are all better for knowing this princess warrior and cannot begin to imagine a world without her.

Yet, as we mourn, we rejoice knowing she is living happily ever after in heaven, singing and dancing alongside our loved ones who left before her: cousin Clare, uncles Charlie and Gary, Bampie and Nan, Grandma and Grandpa Martini, and Grandpa Niilo.

A private memorial service will take place at Westwood Community Church: Chanhassen campus.

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