May 10, 2018 11:28 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- Dozens of community members and friends held a candlelight vigil in Nora Springs Thursday evening in memory of a 12-year-old boy who was killed when a safe he was helping load onto a trailer fell on him Sunday.
Family members said Karson Ott was known for always being willing to help others in need, and remember him as a typical 12-year-old who loved fishing and camouflage.
"He was energetic, he was just non-stop, full of life," his father Larry said.
Even after his death, Karson is continuing his selflessness. When he found out his one-year-old cousin suffered from a rare kidney disease, he became an organ donor in the hopes of helping others in need.
"When it came about that she might have to have a kidney down the line, he didn't hesitate, he wanted to be a part of that," his mom Kristin said.
A visitation is set for Friday afternoon at Scheckler Colonial Chapel in Nora Springs and a funeral service will take place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mill Pond.
Created: May 10, 2018 11:28 PM
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