William Dean Veenendaal was born on August 16, 2011 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, to Greg and Lacey Veenendaal. William "Liam" Dean weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20" long. Grandparents are Dave and Cindy Taffe and Rodger and Melody Veenendaal of Morris. Great grandparents are Bernice Madsen and Doris Taffe of Graceville, and Delores Veenendaal of Morris.