McKenna (Kenna) Lynn MacGowan, age 16 ½ months, of Princeton, gained her angels wings on January 15, 2021. She was born on August 29, 2019, in Waupun, WI, a daughter of Chad and Elizabeth “Beth” (Doro) MacGowan. She was the youngest of 4 children.
Her first 2 months of life she was a colicky baby that only wanted mom. Kenna was a lover of animals, and loved petting the horses, cats, dogs, cows, lambs and many other animals. She loved her older siblings and did everything in her power to keep up with them.
She was just starting to show her strong amazing personality that her mother was questioning as she got old who would actually hold the power. She loved watching basketball and would watch games on the computer with mom (since we couldn’t go to the game). She loved reading books, farm and animal books were her favorite. Kenna would sometimes only want to see cow pictures and moo at the cows. Other times, she would only want the horse and would neigh at the horse. She was learning how to cluck for chickens, she grunted for pigs.
McKenna loved the outdoors, if she saw her older siblings going out, she wanted to go out too. She loved jumping and climbing on things, swimming, and her newest joy was sledding and playing in the snow!! Her newest word that she had learned was Apple. Anything red and round was called “ah PULL.”
McKenna liked to keep her parents and family on their toes like she did at Christmas when she went into the bathroom and unrolled an entire new roll of toilet paper across the living room.
McKenna is survived by, and will be incredibly missed by her parents, Chad and Elizabeth “Beth” MacGowan of Princeton; her siblings, Evelyn (9), Levi (3), Joslyn (2); grandparents, Tony and Chris Doro of Princeton, WI, Kay and Jeffery Wilson of Oshkosh, WI, Robert and Debbie MacGowan of Fremont, IA; aunts and uncles, Rebecca and Dave Andersen of Redgranite, WI, Kevin and Chelsea Doro of Larsen, WI, Katie and Mark Van Der Wegen of Neenah, WI, Thomas Doro and Morganne Markofski of Neenah, WI; cousins, Heidi, Grace and Sarah Andersen; great aunts and uncles; the PGL girls high school basketball team, babysitters, neighbors, other relatives and friends. McKenna was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Jake and Ann Schaffer, Robert and Jean MacGowan, Richard and Barbara Spanbauer, Arden and Evelyn Doro; great aunts and uncles, Carole Spanbauer, Rev. Michael Doro, Rita Doro, Peter Doro, John MacGowan, Julia MacGowan.
A visitation for McKenna Lynn MacGowan will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1211 W. Main St., in Princeton on Friday, January 22, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Pastor Gary Zacharias will officiate. McKenna will be laid to rest following the service in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a memorial has been established. Please visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send a condolence to the family. Anyone who would like to send a sympathy card to the family, please mail the card to Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, c/o The Family of McKenna MacGowan, P.O. Box 115, Princeton, WI 54968.
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