Ava Unae Mancl

Ava Unae Mancl, 9 years old, passed away unexpectantly on April 13, 2013 at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, MN.Ava was born on April 29, 2004 to Matthew Mancl and April Whipple in Hastings, MN.Ava was enrolled at Rocky Branch Elementary in River Falls, WI. She had a special bond with her little sister Bella. Ava would often read books to Bella; play board games with her and together they loved to make messes while creating arts and crafts projects. She loved going fishing with her Daddy and also shared his Packer pride on NFL Sunday. Ava also loved to paint, go for walks, and cuddle up with her Mommy – better known as \”Mommy-Ava time\”. She was also a big fan of family movie nights and an animal lover – especially her dog, Cooper. Although Ava had an incredible love for gymnastics, she truly enjoyed outdoor activities as well; including sledding, biking, boating, swimming, tubing, camping, and campfires-with s’mores (but only severely-burnt marshmallows would do!). Ava was the sweetest girl in the world, and will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.Ava is survived by her Daddy, Matt (Tiffany); Mommy, April (Brandon); Sister, Isabella; Aunts and Uncles: Gina (Dan), Sarah, Melissa (Aaron), Kellie (Lance), Ben, Woody, Nicholas, Ethan, Joe (Jenny), Jermey (Jen), Mike, Dustin, and Treston; Grandparents: Papa Joe & Grandma Sheila, Grandma Boo Boo – Patti, Grandma Unae, Mike & Cindy, Keith & Linda, and Grandma Jojo – Linny; Cousins: Chance, Daniel Jr, Aryah, Cage, Riley, Taylor, Matthew, and Audrey; Godparents: Dave, Joe, Krista, and Christina; and countless other relatives.She is preceded in death by two grandfathers: Bill Whipple \”Gramps\”, and James Edstrom \”Papa Jojo\”.In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the family.Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family at this time.