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GoFundMe created for family of 12-year-old killed in snowmobile crash

A GoFundMe has been created for the family of Blaze Himle, a 12-year-old student at Bluff View Elementary School, who was killed in a snowmobile accident near Theilman, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 8.

“Blaze was a fun and loving 12 year old boy. He adored his mom and Papa. Blaze had a love for semi trucks, he could tell you everything about them. He wanted to be a truck driver like his Papa. He was very creative and could make anything out of string, wood and duck tape,” the fundraising page said. “He loved to go fishing with his family and friends. Blaze has a love for guns and hunting... he couldn’t wait to get that big buck. Blaze had a cat named Groot who was his buddy. Blaze also had a fun loving guinea pig named Tradder. Blaze would go for golfcart rides and running around with his cousins.”

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, $9,855 had been raised. The fundraiser goal is $15,000.

People can learn more and donate at

According to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, Himle was “operating a snowmobile on private property when the snowmobile entered a wooded area and struck a tree.”

Medical care was administered, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Himle was a student at Bluff View Elementary School, according to Supt. Erick Enger.

He said grief counseling was made available to students and staff at the school.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time,” he said.





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