A 3-year-old boy was killed after being run over by a skid-loader that was working on a farm near Aldrich, Minnesota, on March 18, the Todd County Sheriff's Office says.
Deputies responded to a call of a farm accident at a home on County Road 11 in Bartlett Township at 3:42 p.m. on March 18.
Elliot Jares was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being run over by the skid loader that was being operated by a family member.
According to an obituary posted on the Schuller Family Funeral Home website, Elliot was a "mischievous little boy" who loved to sing "Jesus Loves Me" in church, color with markers and crayons, play in the dirt with his Tonka trucks and shoot Nerf guns at toy targets.
He also enjoyed treats and beef jerky, being read to, and loved watching "Bonanza" reruns with his family, as well as spending time with his grandparents on the farm, where he helped with chores and played with barn cats, the obituary says.
"He loved tractor rides and playing in the mud," the obituary says. "He loved petting the baby calves and looked forward to Ranger rides and chasing deer. He enjoyed building forts with his dad and brothers. Elliot was fond of his cousins too. One of the fondest memories is when his dad would put lotion on his hands, Elliot also had to put lotion on and it ended up everywhere! White all over his cheeks and clothes!"
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bartlett.