Cali Lynn “Bug” Kolmonen - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Cali Lynn “Bug” Kolmonen

January 14, 2013 - August 6, 2019

Cali Lynn “Bug” Kolmonen, age 6, of Middletown, DE, received her angel wings as she passed peacefully in the arms of her mother at A.I. Dupont Hospital on August 6, 2019. 

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 14, 2013, she was the daughter of Michael Andrew Kolmonen and Brittany Elizabeth (Kelley) Stansell.

Cali loved being surrounded by family and friends. Her laughs were infectious and you couldn’t help but giggle when her snorting started. A group sing a long of Nai-Nai’s rendition of 3 Little Fishies, Mom-Mom singing Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, or anyone singing music from The Little Mermaid, Frozen or Moana movies was when Cali was happiest. Her area would instantly become a movie theater, playground or cafe depending on her needs. Her bed was constantly covered with stuffed animals as well as adults and children, it was the hub of the home and the first stop when someone walked through the door. She loved the water, being outside and anything mermaid. Cali was a girly girl and she was always excited when Mommy did her hair and painted her nails.

She will be forever cherished by her mother and step-father, Brittany (Kelley) and Aaron Stansell, father Michael Kolmonen, and devoted brother, Aidan Stansell. Cali is the beloved granddaughter of Kimberli Kelley and Kymberlee Kolmonen as well as the great granddaughter of Vivian Kolmonen; also survived by aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.

Cali brought so much love and light to everyone who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her. Everyone who knew her or those just passing by could see that she was so full of love. Bug showed the world that even in the toughest times it is possible to continue to be happy.  Cali’s very contagious smile could bring light to even the darkest of days. She was truly heaven sent and God blessed us with Cali as a reminder to be strong and smile everyday while being grateful for all we have. Although these times are hard for us, Cali is free from the suffering of Mitochondrial Disease.  We know she is in heaven; finally able to run, play and talk with all the other angels. She will be forever in our hearts. 

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will be held privately.  The family is requesting that instead of black, everyone wear a bright color to match Cali’s personality. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to J-Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 141, Thorndale, PA 19373 or A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. 


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15 Condolences for Cali Lynn “Bug” Kolmonen

  • Your job here is done my gorgeous little cookey cookey Cal, we will all be ok I promise. You are now free from pain and restraints so run, play, sing and dance with all of God’s children. I knew that God would take you back when he seen you getting tired. We will celebrate as we lay your old body to rest and rejoice in your freedom in heaven. I will remember and cherish that biggest smile and laugh forever. Don’t rest.. play, run, sing, dance 💕

  • Fly high Bug. Save me a song and a dance for when I get there! I 💗 you to pieces xoxo Aunt Liz

  • Run free my my sweet chickie , aunt Karlee loves you so much ♥️

  • I am so sorry for your loss words cannot express how i feel right now,all i know is God has gained another little angel to watch over,may she RIP my condolences to the family i will keep you in my prayers and may God bless you and help you through this hard time

  • Rest easy beautiful girl ❤️💕💜

  • I know you treasured every day with this sweet child. May those memories help bring you through the pain of losing her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  • Sweet Cali girl. She will be forever missed! Heaven gained a beautiful soul and my Sky will forever carry her in her heart! As well as me. Xoxo

  • Dear Brittany , Aaron and Adien
    Wanted to let you know that those of us down in GA are thinking of you all. We are so sorry for your loss. I can’t fathom your hurt and heart. I am happy that Cali is safe in Gods hands and free from pain. Thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your families.

  • Our family is sending so much love to you all. Hugs and love

  • You brought so much happiness to everyone who knew you! I can picture you being rocked by Grandmom Merrylees in Heaven. Until we meet again my beautiful Cali Girl!

  • Cali (bug) this world had you for 6 short years but you will be forever in our hearts fly high with the Angel’s
    With all our love
    Tammy and roda

  • We’re so glad we had the opportunity to meet Cali, and see her several times, while visiting family in Delaware. She seemed to light up a room whenever she was smiling, laughing and giggling….. That is what we will remember of her. Cali “spoke” love and light into the lives she touched, without saying a word. Through Cali, we’ve learned to overcome challenges by changing our attitude and to focus on our blessings. We truly feel that Cali was an angel here on Earth, fullfilling her Heavenly duty of teaching all those around her how to show and share love, and to focus on God, not our problems. She was wise beyond her years, and we’ll never forget her. Our condolences to Brittany, Aaron, Cali’s father, her grandmother Kim, and to ALL of Cali’s friends and other family members. Let’s carry on Cali’s legacy of showing and sharing love, no matter what life brings us. We love you all!

  • Praying for you Brittany, Aaron, and family. Cali was such a beautiful girl and I will never ever forget her. Her laugh and body movements made life seem so beautiful. Such a sadness, is brought over me as I send my condolences. She is free of pain and suffering, as for all of us grieving her loss is hard.. I think of you all everyday. I love you Brittany and Cali bug! Rest in jesus’ arms now babygirl.

  • You’ll forever be in our hearts. Til we meet on the other side tell my mom I miss her. They say the brightest stars burn out the quickest. The world couldn’t contain all the love you had to give. You’ll always be my Angel. Now I need you to be my special Angel and watch over me. We will all miss you and love you. Your smile could light up any darkness, you will be sorely missed. Love forever Great Uncle Ralph (Randy)and Great Aunt Mare and the Boys your Uncle’s Ralph and his wife Bonnie, Jeff,and Anthony

  • My sincerest condolences to you Michael, Brittany & Aaron, Vivian and the rest of Cali’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and keep you in his loving arms. Cali was well loved!