HOUGHTON, Mich (WLUC) - UPDATE: Thursday, June 21, 2:35 p.m.
Funeral arrangements have been made for the 12-year-old Houghton boy who died from injuries sustained in flooding over the weekend.
Thatcher Alan Markham is survived by his parents, Rodney and Joanne, 4 siblings - Drake 11, Sawyer 8, Grace 4, and Penn 10 months, grandparents, Jim and Karen Johnson of Big Traverse, 36 aunts and uncles, 97 first cousins, a large extended family, and numerous friends.
Funeral services for Thatcher will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton with David Taivalkoski to officiate. Burial will be in the Oskar Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, June 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton and on Saturday from 12 p.m. until time of services at the church.
To read the entire obituary for Markham, click here.
UPDATE: Tuesday, June 19, 11:19 a.m.:
The 12-year-old boy that was injured during the storms that caused major flooding in Houghton County, has passed away.
A family member told TV6 that Thatcher Markham, son of Rodney and Joanne Markham, from Houghton, Michigan, died Monday night at 11:40 p.m.
Markham was airlifted to Motts Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor from U.P Health System - Portage.
Donations can be made in his name at any Range Bank location.
The family would like to thank the community for their continued support.
Multiple fundraisers have been posted on social media in support of the 12-year-old Houghton boy who was injured early Sunday morning during storms that caused major flooding and devastation in Houghton County.
Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Canal Road for a basement collapsing due to flooding and a 12-year-old child trapped inside.
The father was able to dig out the child and perform CPR. Deputies along with Stanton Township first responders and the father were able to transport the child to the Hancock City Boat Launch with a neighbor’s boat due to severe flooding and road wash outs.
The child was then transported by Mercy EMS to U.P. Health System - Portage where they were able to get a pulse. The child was later air lifted to a children’s hospital for treatment.
TV6 and FOX UP station policy is not to name a victim who is a minor without authorization from family or officials, but we are aware his name is posted on Facebook pages and a GoFundMe page. We anticipate his name may not be released to us because the boy is a minor.
A Facebook fundraiser event created by a coworker of the boy's aunt and uncle lists the boy in critical condition at a hospital in Ann Arbor.
We have placed calls out to other officials, family members, and close friends for more details.
TV6 and FOX UP will keep you updated as we find out more information.
You can find a GoFundMe page for the child here. As of 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, the GoFundMe page had over $51,000 raised.