Skip to main content

Teen killed in skid steer accident remembered as 'beautiful soul' who loved hockey

Alaric Lamke, 15, died over the weekend.

The 15-year-old boy who was killed in a skid steer accident on the Iron Range over the weekend will be remembered for his smile, his spark and his passion for hockey, according to a Go Fund Me page.

Alaric Lamke, of Brett, died Saturday after being run over by a skid steer as he was helping move a tree. He was set to start 10th-grade at Virginia High School and is described as someone who loved the sport of hockey and "couldn't wait" to go back to Lake Placid to defend the gold medal his team won last year, a Go Fund Me page says. 

"He touched so many lives in a short period of time," the page said. "Everyone that has met Alaric has a story to tell. He was confident, he had spark and he had that smile that anyone who knew Alaric will never forget. RIP Hollywood."

He was also an avid baseball player and loved to ride and build dirt bikes.

People began sharing memories of Alaric soon after his death. A comment on the Go Fund Me page from his cousin called him a "beautiful soul" who will be sorely missed. WDIO spoke with some of Alaric's teammates and friends, who described him as someone they could always turn to, the team goon and a flirt who loved his family.

A memorial service to remember will be held Saturday at Miners Memorial Building. The visitation starts at 10 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m., WDIO reports. There will also be a ride this weekend in his honor. 

Next Up

holy angels high school j nelson

Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

radio station, microphone

Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

Gophers basketball

Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

Raheem Morris

Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

train crossing S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, Minnesota - August 2013 crop GSV

Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.

ambulance

Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

hwy 41 engler boulevard crash crop

Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

covid test 6

You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

covid-19

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18

Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.

1114_LA-116

Vikings must continue building out receiving corps in 2022

Justin Jefferson headlines a young, promising group, but more depth is still needed

Related

Bobcat t300

Teenage boy killed in skid steer incident in northern Minnesota

The 15-year-old was run over by the machine as he helped move a tree.

canoe

Crews searching for 21-year-old Twin Cities man in N. Minnesota lake; 1 rescued

The two were canoeing when their boat began to take on water, so they swam toward land.

Garrett Bumgarner - Woodbury crash - resize

State of Hockey puts sticks out for teens involved in fatal Woodbury crash

The car hit and tree and split in half, killing one boy and injuring four others.

Screen Shot 2019-08-01 at 8.02.34 AM

Family remembers 'beautiful soul' killed in Wisconsin mass murder

Laile Vang, 24, was killed by Ritchie German, Jr. after he had slain his family members.

Screen Shot 2019-12-17 at 11.15.34 AM

40-year-old Iron Range man arrested in fatal stabbing

He's suspected of stabbing a woman in his apartment.

newspaper

Iron Range newspaper legend dies, remembered for his dedication to journalism

Bill Hanna was the longtime editor of the Mesabi Daily News.