Jonathan Coyne-Waltz II, age 22, of Norwalk, died Friday, December 7, 2018 in Des Moines. Family has chosen a private cremation, no services to be held.
Memorial contributions can be made to Jonathan's favorite charity: Kiya Koda Humane Society in Indianola, Iowa. http://www.kiyakoda.com/donations
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Jonathan's Life Story
Heaven gained an angel on Friday, December 7, 2018. Our beloved Jonathan “Sweet Pea” Coyne-Waltz II, 22, entered heaven while in the arms of his Mom and with his family at his side. Jonathan, the son of Barbara and John Waltz, was born at 28 weeks on May 3rd, 1996 in Des Moines, Iowa. At three weeks of age he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus and has had many stays at the hospital. He was a strong fighter all his life even after having 72 neurosurgeries to fix his shunts and 4 others surgeries to make his life easier all before the age of 15. Jonathan's last surgery was on November 8, 2018 due to a slight fracture in his left arm.
Jonathan loved to smile and make others smile too. His laughter was contagious and he never complained about how hard his life was with his limitations. Jonathan loved animals and music, especially Kenny G’s “Going Home" and Songbird". He loved going to the zoo, spending time with family and getting to know his 18 month old niece, Brinley. Jonathan loved going for walks in his wheelchair. He never gave up even though he had to relearn to walk five times in a walker.
Jonathan has been a resident of Norwalk since the age of two. He attended all Norwalk schools and graduated from Norwalk High School in 2017. Jonathan loved everything about Christmas. He loved the Christmas lights and Christmas music. If you ever had the chance to meet or get to know Jonathan, you were blessed. Jonathan had a ‘never give up’ attitude and inspired many to see others beyond their appearance. Jonathan had a kind and loving heart and in the end, his will to live was strong.
Jonathan is lovingly remembered by his parents, Barbara (Coyne) and John Waltz; grandfather, Harold E. Coyne Jr. (Papa); sisters, Cheyenne and Felica Coyne-Waltz; brothers, Jonathon (Dawn) Waltz and Shawn (Jackie) Hudnell; aunts, Patricia (Ron ) Zander and Tonya (Fred) Haskins; uncles, Robin, Mark, and Tom Kuhns; and a host of many loving family members and friends.
Jonathan is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Gisela Coyne and Geri Waltz; grandfather, Myles E. Waltz; brother, Trey Hudnell; and Godfather, Leonard (Tom) Meharry.