Marshall - Alena Ruth Nightoak, age 15, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 following a courageous struggle with depression and bullying. She was born April 22, 1997 in Arlington Heights, IL, the daughter of Thomas and Michelle Nightoak. Alena was a competitive gymnast for 4 years until the age of 11 and missed it with all her heart. She was also musically talented and obtained a scholarship for singing lessons, saying in her submission letter, "Singing is my life!" She will be dearly missed by her siblings - her brother Kian says "I will miss her laugh, it would always put a smile on my face because she had the most funniest laugh in the world." Her brother Garridan says "Although you could piss me off sometimes, I never stopped loving you..."
Alena is survived by her parents, her three brothers Andrew, Garridan and Kian, and her sister Teana.
A short memorial service will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7pm. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stomp Out Bullying at www.stompoutbullying.org.
As our sweet Alena would say "it is not enough to say something, you must do something." We ask each and every one who loved her or knew her to follow her example.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Services
1310 Emerald Terrace
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