Some Marquette County residents trekked through the woods yesterday in honor of a young Ishpeming boy who died by suicide last year.
The Tristan Dieterle Memorial Snowshoe Walk took place at Westwood High School yesterday from 4 – 7 pm. The community gathered and celebrated his life by doing what Tristan enjoyed the most, being outside with people he loved. Many who attended said, with the beautiful weather and sun shining bright it felt like he was there in spirit.
Jamie Dieterle, “I am really excited to be here for the inaugural Tristan Dieterle Snowshoe Walk. We’ve had so many of our community friends and supporters come out to be with us on this day and it’s really a wonderful feeling to just remember what a wonderful kid Tristan was.”
The event raised money for the Tristan Dieterle Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a student at Westwood High School who is involved in making the community and school environment a better place for all students.
Anyone who was unable to attend this event and is interested in contributing to the fund, may contact the school directly. Jamie also said they hope to have a trail bike race and possibly another this year to help grow the fund.