Funeral arrangements made for Saranac student, vigil planned

Posted at 11:18 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 17:12:54-04

SARANAC, Mich. — A candlelight vigil will be held Friday night to honor a Saranac middle schooler who died after collapsing at football practice.

Skylar Lasby, 12, died at a hospital overnight Wednesday, hours after he collapsed during a non-contact portion of practice.

A vigil will be held at 9 p.m. Friday night at the Saranac High School football field to honor his memory and support his family.

Visitation will run from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Saranac Community Church. Funeral services will start at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Saranac High School Auditorium.

The varsity team wore Lasby’s No. 2 on their helmets during their game against Beal City Thursday night. Beal City also stepped up to support his family, donating the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to them.

Saranac’s volleyball team will have a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saranac car wash. All proceeds will go to the Lasby family.

The Saranac Village Farmers Market will also be accepting donations to help the family on Saturday.