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Elliot Close

Nov. 23, 2009-Feb. 23, 2010

Elliot David Close, 3-month-old son of Darrick and Carmin Close of Frazee, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 1 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also begin one hour prior to mass at the church on Tuesday.

Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Interment will be made in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Frazee next to his grandpa, David Close.

Casketbearers will be Todd Cahlin, Jeremy Bimberg, Bruce Kunz, Randy Cook, Terry Teiken and Steve Stach. Honorary casketbearers will be Jarred Close, Cole Grasto and Trevor Grasto.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the SIDS Foundation.

Elliot is survived by his parents, Darrick and Carmin Close; his 3½-year-old sister, Samantha; paternal grandmother, Polly Reitan; maternal grandparents, Erv and Mary Cahlin; maternal great grandparents, Ray and Lillian Buschette; uncle, Todd (Tina) Cahlin and cousins, Austin and Aurora; aunt, Ranae (Jeff) Grasto and cousins, Cole and Trevor; uncle, Jarred (Jill) Close; as well as many other relatives and good friends.

Preceding Elliot in death was his paternal grandfather, David Close.