Kendall Grace Smith

February 15, 2019February 26, 2019

Kendall Grace Smith, infant daughter of Nicholas and Julie Chudzinski Smith passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the arms of her parents at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She was born February 15, 2019 an identical twin in Cincinnati, OH. Surviving are her parents, brother Noah Smith and twin Sloane Elyse Smith, maternal grandparents Anthony and Cathy Chudzinski, paternal grandparents Doug and Kathy Smith all of Fremont, OH; Aunts and Uncles: Adrienne (Christopher Voigt) Chudzinski of San Francisco, CA; Daniel Chudzinski of Findlay, OH; Andrew (Tilinia) Smith of San Diego, CA; great-grandmothers: Kate Zawierucha of Toledo, OH and Nancy Van Der Laar of Fremont, OH. She was preceded in death by great -grandparents: Daniel and Pauline Chudzinski, Don and Stella Smith, Daniel Dannemiller, and Joseph Zawierucha. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 4-7P.M. at Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch St. Fremont, OH; Nick and Julie are still taking care of Sloane in the NICU, if you have symptoms of a cold, fever, runny nose or have been exposed to people that have they kindly request that you offer your condolences via the website or at a later time. A Mass of Resurrection will take place at 10:00A.M. on Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan Street, Fremont, OH. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kendall Grace Memorial Fund, which is being established to help local families with expenses when caring for premature children or a children’s charity of their choice. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Mass of Resurrection Monday, March 4, 2019

Kendall Grace Smith

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John Van Der Laar

March 3, 2019

Nick, Julie & Family,

Wishing you strength and comfort. Please except our sincere sympathy and condolences,

John & Kelly Van Der Laar


March 3, 2019


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kendall Grace. Our hearts ache for you and your family.
We send you our love and heartfelt sympathy and prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through the days ahead.
"Each new life, no matter how brief, forever changes the world"

Love, Steve and Sue Missig

Diane Buck

March 2, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We love you. Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. You have to believe that Kendall Grace was here for a reason and your connection can never be broken. Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. God Bless you all! Mark and Diane Buck

Doug Denney

March 1, 2019

Julie & Nick, I am sorry to hear of Kendall’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Erika and Brian O Hora

February 28, 2019

Julie and Nick,

Words cannot even begin to express how heartbroken we are for you and the entire Chudzinski family, over the loss of your beautiful daughter, Kendall . We hope that you find comfort and strength in your family and loved ones during this tragic time.

I hope you take some comfort in knowing that Kendall touched so many lives during this short time on Earth. Her memory will forever be carried in all of our hearts.

Much love, Erika and Brian O Hora