Destany Mariah Thomsen, age 6 of Glencoe, passed away Tuesday, June 19 at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.


While surrounded by friends and family, little Destany passed away at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, at the young age of 6 years old after having been diagnosed with a brain tumor (DPIG). Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1407 Cedar Ave., Glencoe. Visitation at 3:30 p.m. with the funeral service at 4:30 p.m. Pot luck dinner immediately following the funeral service. Flowers, Cards and Memorials can be sent to the McBride Funeral Chapel 1222 Hennepin Avenue, Glencoe, MN 55336. Arrangements by the McBride Funeral Chapels. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at

Destany was born July 23, 2005, in Glencoe. She was a kindergartener at Nicollet Elementary, Sleepy Eye Elementary and Jefferson Elementary (New Ulm). She loved school and learning new things, and had many friends. Destany had a very outgoing and vibrant personality, which touched the hearts of everyone she met. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin and niece. Destany was a true princess to all who knew her. Our hearts are saddened but she will forever be remembered for the joy and laughter she brought to all, and will be deeply missed.

Destany is survived by her loving mother, Melinda (Adams) Simmons; stepfather, Shaun Simmons; father, Joey Thomsen; brothers, Kale Thomsen, Gaven Simmons, Gabriel Adams; stepbrothers, Blaine Simmons and Cameron Simmons; grandmothers, Donna Simmons and Rosemarie Barry; grandfather, Charles Adams, (Tammy Lannoye); grandmother, Sandie Adams-Bruins; grandfather, Scott Svenddal; great-grandparents, Ed and Rev. Dawn Lundgren; great-grandmother, Dorothy Adams; uncle, Dustin Adams, aunt, Nicole Adams, aunt, Amanda Adams, uncle, John Adams, uncle, Jacob Adams, aunt, Martina Boettcher, aunt, Tianna (Boettcher) Kappes, aunt, Shelbie Simmons, aunt, Stephaine Simmons, uncle, Randy Buss, aunt Faith Simmons, aunt, Savannah Simmons, uncle, Anthony Simmons, uncle, Tim Buerskin, uncle, Tony Buerskin, uncle Greg Thomsen, and many other loving relatives and friends.

Destany is preceded in death by great-grandfather, Firman Adams, and uncle “Charlie Adams.”