Aleksandra “Alek” Shepherd-Veretennikova, age 14, of Colo, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the United Methodist Church in Colo, with Pastor Charlie Husak of White Oak Church officiating. There will also be a service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 625 N. Sixth St., Burlington, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington. Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Alek and her family.