A 3-year-old boy tragically died in a farm accident Thursday, March 18, near Aldrich.
Elliot Jares, son of Amy and Jason Jares, was known to live life at full speed.
"His heels rarely touched the ground," his dad Jason said of the little boy, who was always on the go. This time of year, you could usually find him playing in the mud or searching for deer antlers in the woods with his family nearby.
Elliot's parents say they are doing well considering what just happened. Amy said they can find some peace knowing he is with God now.
The incident happened at about 3:42 p.m., March 18, at a residence on County Rd. 11 in Bartlett Township. Elliot had been run over by a skid-loader working on the property, according to the sheriff's incident report.
Hewitt Rescue and Bertha Ambulance arrived and treated Elliot at the scene. He was later transported by ambulance to Tri-County Health Care in Wadena where he was pronounced deceased. The operator of the skid-loader was a family member.
The Verndale Police Department and Wadena County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.
According to the Schuller Family Funeral Home's website, a celebration of life funeral service for Elliot will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bartlett with Pastor Robin Fish presiding.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, March 23, at the Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha from 5-8 p.m. and will continue at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Singing “Jesus Loves Me” in church; playing in the dirt with his Tonka trucks and riding tractor were a few of many things Elliot loved to do, according to his obituary. He leaves behind three siblings.