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Monica Bliss Ockwig, left, holds a photo of Whyatt Sander, 3½ months, who died Sunday when a van backed over the tent holding him and his mother. Also pictured is Melissa Prechel. Ockwig is the paternal grandmother of the victim and Prechel is the sister of the woman accused of driving the van. The boy's father, Jacob Sander, and defendant Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel are cousins.Ockwig said the family intends to not let the tragedy divide them. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Family mourns loss of 3½-month-old child: 'You just feel dazed and confused,' in a haze

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OLIVIA -- Sheena Hinshaw's last memory of her 3½-month-old son, Whyatt Sander, was his smile as she coddled him in the tent as the boy's father, Jacob Sander, stood outside and shook the morning dew from the tent's rain fly. That's according to Sander's mother, Monica Bliss Ockwig.

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Her first and last look at her grandson will be at his funeral Friday.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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