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In an emotional tribute Wednesday night, over 60 friends and family members gathered on the front lawn of Wyatt Neimann’s home in Northwest Watertown to remember the seventeen year old who passed away on Friday.
Niemann lost his battle with Juvenile Huntington’s Disease and his passing has left a hole on the hearts of many in the Watertown Community. In an interview with KXLG news, Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron said Wyatt lived his life as an example for each of us to follow.
At the Watertown School Board meeting Monday night, Board Chair Stephanie Lenards took a moment to honor Wyatt, the boy with “Smiles for Miles”…….
Lenards and Mayor Caron teamed up to write a proclamation declaring today, November 12th, as Wyatt Niemann day in Watertown…..
The mayor read the proclamation at last night’s tribute to Wyatt……
Garrett Priest, Wyatt’s dad thanked those who came out to honor Wyatt and the family…..
Priest has asked the community to come together and do good things to help others in memory of Wyatt, something Wyatt undoubtedly would have done himself…..
A public walk through visitation for Wyatt will be held on Monday, November 16th at the Watertown High School Civil Arena from 5:00 - 8:00p. The family will hold a celebration of Wyatt’s life at a later date.
You can hear the entire proclamation from Mayor Caron by clicking here: