Lucy Jane Duersch

Lucy Jane Duersch, age 6, passed away at home on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Lucy battled Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a pediatric brain stem tumor, for 13.5 months. 

Lucy was born in Bellingham, WA on March 17, 2011, to Paul and Victoria (Key) Duersch. She was in 1st grade at Irene Reither Elementary. She had a naturally happy disposition from birth and was rarely seen without a smile. Lucy loved life and found joy in nearly everything. She loved to tell jokes, give gifts, sing, and have dance parties. She brightened the lives of all who met her. 

In addition to her parents, Lucy is survived by her siblings Benjamin, Rhett, Ellinor, and Henry. 

Lucy's family is very thankful for the care she received from her incredible doctors and nurses at Seattle Children's Hospital and UW Medical Center. She could not have been in better hands. Thanks also to the local community, as well many kind people around the world, for the outpouring of love and support for the family throughout the past year. 

Services will be held on Friday, September 29, at the LDS chapel, 5800 Northwest Dr, Ferndale. Viewing 1:00-3:00 pm, funeral service 4:00 pm, with private graveside service immediately following at Greenacres Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers and other gifts, donations may be made through Please write in the comment field, "In memory of Lucy Duersch, 100% to go to DIPG Research."