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Memorial fund set up to honor Marshall Bader’s life

GRAND RAPIDS, MN-- A memorial fund has been set up to help honor the life of a Grand Rapids-area third grader who died in a farming accident Sunday.

According to a Facebook post, Marshall Bader's family is hoping to celebrate the 9-year-old's life each year, and they've had many community members interested in contributing.

Along with a GoFundMe account, those wishing to donate in Marshall's honor can also contribute directly to the following fund:

Marshall Bader Memorial Fund
C/O Deerwood Bank
PO BOX 429
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Marshall, who lived in Boy River, MN, was an avid hockey player as a member of the Grand Rapids squirts team. Family says he had dreams of playing in the Minnesota State Hockey Tournament.

Teams from all across the state, including the Minnesota Wild, are honoring his memory by placing their hockey sticks on their front porches and posting a photo with the hashtag #SticksOutForMarshall.

A funeral for Marshall will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Deer River, MN. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 26 with a memorial service followed by a 4 p.m. luncheon.

Briggs LeSavage

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