19-month-old Indiana girl remembered with sweet obituary

Chloe Wiegand, 1, died after falling from the 11th floor of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico. (Photo: provided by family via NBC News)
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GRANGER, Ind. (WTHR) - The family of a northern Indiana girl who died in a cruise ship accident remembered her with a touching obituary as they prepare to lay her to rest.

Visitation for Chloe Wiegand was held Monday evening in Granger.

In her obituary, Chloe's family recalls how she fought from weighing just over four pounds at birth to grow into a little girl who loved the things little girls love and much more.

"Her favorite movie was Frozen, and she enjoyed singing and dancing as she watched at least three times a day. She listened to 'Baby Shark' on an endless loop," the family wrote.

Chloe "loved to give hugs and blow kisses, even to strangers" and pretended to put on makeup alongside her mother, Kimberly, as she got ready to leave for work. She was a hockey fan, especially of her brother, Wyatt, and his hockey team.

"She watched from the stands at countless games and practices and was everyone’s favorite team mascot. Every teammate was a brother to Chloe," the obituary continued.

Just shy of 19 months old when she died during a family vacation to Puerto Rico, Chloe's parents say she even got the chance to ice skate on her own twice.

"She loved chasing bubbles, splash pads, and slides. Every person who encountered her said that Chloe was the smartest and happiest baby they had ever seen. And she genuinely was."

The family suggested donations in Chloe's memory be made to Beacon Children's Hospital, where Chloe was born, for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit or to the USA Hockey Foundation.

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