Community remembers child run over during parade

7:18 AM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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Jordan Lamrouex (Courtesy: The Lamrouex family)

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Jordan Lamrouex's parents say he was always smiling, always telling jokes and they still can't believe the baby of their family is gone.

"Everybody loved him," sobs Mikaela Lamrouex, the boy's mother. "Everywhere we went, everybody loved him. He was really sweet."

The four-year-old was run over and killed by a float during the Wyoming High School homecoming parade Friday night.

An investigation is underway to discover exactly what happened.

"We don't know," says father Deron Lamrouex.

"He just fell," says Mikaela.

Monday night the boy's family, their friends and members of the community were together at Gladiola Elementary School in Wyoming for a vigil and celebration of the child's short life.

"Instead of remembering such sadness, just celebrate his life," says Mikaela.

"He was full of life," says Deron. "Very energetic, very happy. Always has a smile."

Mikaela Lamrouex teaches pre-school in Wyoming and the school district organized the vigil to help console the family.

"You really feel for the young parents," says Wyoming Schools Superintendent Tom Reeder. "The family is hurting real bad and we want to show great support."

"I just want to thank the whole Wyoming community for the random acts of kindness that have happened and continue to go on," says Duane Sprague, the boy's grandfather. "It's just amazing."

The community is also helping the family deal with funeral and other unexpected expenses.

Contributions can be sent or dropped off at any Wyoming Public School.

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