Youngest victim in Waukesha parade rampage laid to rest

MUKWONAGO, Wis. (WKBT)- The youngest victim of the Waukesha parade rampage was laid to rest Thursday.

Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to 8-year-old Jackson Sparks of Mukwonago.

He is one of 6 people killed when a man plowed his SUV through Waukesha’s Christmas parade on Nov 21.

Visitation was open to the public.

His obituary says when he wasn’t playing baseball, Jackson enjoyed fishing, catching frogs and playing with his older brother Tucker and their dog.

12-year-old Tucker was also injured at the parade, but later released from the hospital.

An effort encouraging kids to wear their favorite jersey to school Friday in honor of Jackson has spread across the country.