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.