On June 15 on the Preeceville School grounds, in front of the playground equipment, Nathan and Megan Maier, surrounded by family and friends, planted a Burr Oak tree in memory of their son Leif Maier, wholived from January 26, 2008 to July 27, 2014.
“Leif was a part of the school and we as a family wanted a special tribute in memorial of Leif so he still could remain part of the school and community,” said Megan Maier.
“The tree will grow strong and be a place that provides shade and enjoyment for years to come. The Burr Oak tree is very adaptable to the prairie conditions. The short ceremony was very special to us.”
The plaque attached to the tree stated, “Leif loved others and loved life passionately. His smile and sparkling blue eyes brought joy to those who met him. He loved running very fast, wrestling with his brothers, skating and sledding, the outdoors and especially his farm and his dog, Belle. He now lives in heaven with Jesus after a brain tumour ended his life on earth.”