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Faustino Jesus Santana

Faustino Jesus Santana, age 9 months, three weeks, and two days, of Cokato, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005.

He was born Aug. 9, 2004, the son of Oscar Jesus Santana and Valarie Adair Cast.

Faustino was hospitalized at the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital at the age of four weeks, when it was discovered that he was experiencing liver failure. At one and one-half months, Tino was transferred to the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, where he received tender, loving care from all the nursing staff while awaiting a liver and kidney transplant, do be donated by his mother, Valarie Cast.

The week of May 16, Faustino contracted an infection, and a week later went into septic shock. Despite valiant efforts by the attending physicians to keep little Tino here with us, he was welcomed into Heaven at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1.

Faustino is survived by his parents, Oscar Jesus Santana and Valarie Adair Cast of Cokato; grandparents Faustino Santana and Teodora Ponce of Palmagrande, Nayarit, Mexico; and Myla Jo Lindell Cast of Howard Lake; brother Oscar Jesus Santana; sister Victoria Santana; loving brother Jaydn Ray Terning-Cast; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at the Thomson Dougherty Historic Funeral Home, 2535 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Family viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with public viewing from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the funeral service.

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