By Ivan Raconteur
DASSEL, MN Family members have confirmed that the body recovered from the Crow River June 8 is that of Levi Wuollet, 18, of Dassel.
A message posted June 9 on the YouCaring page set up for the family states:
“We found our dear beloved son and brother Levi last evening at approx 5:30 p.m. While our hearts are broken we still wish to thank everyone who has prayed, searched, fed and cared for us with so much love. The outpouring support of community, family, friends, law enforcement, search & rescue, red cross and too many others to name has been what has carried us through this tragedy. Thank you! Levi’s family”
Wuollet, who graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School June 4, disappeared while swimming in the North Fork of the Crow River near the Keats Avenue bridge in Middleville Township north of Howard Lake June 5.
Numerous law enforcement agencies and volunteers participated in the search for Wuollet.
Sheriff Joe Hagerty reported at approximately 5:30 p.m. June 8, the Wright County Communications Center received a call from volunteers who were assisting in the search. The volunteer searchers reported they had located a body in the Crow River downstream from where Wuollet went missing.
With the assistance of the Howard Lake Fire Department, sheriff’s deputies recovered the body from the river. The body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County for identification.
Wuollet was the son of Riitta Wuollet of Dassel, and David (Stacey) Wuollet of Otsego.
Levi enjoyed rock collecting, reading, technology, and computers. He worked his junior and senior year at Forsman Farms in Howard Lake, and had just started a new job at Stellar Trim as a trim carpenter.
Levi’s funeral took place Wednesday at the Laestadian Lutheran Church of Cokato.
See his obituary on page 7A of the Friday, June 16 Enterprise Dispatch.