Mario Aldrich, 20, of Rosalie, Neb., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in an ATV accident.
Services will be noon Monday at the HoChunk Community Center. Graveside committal services will follow in the Winnebago Catholic Cemetery. Wake services began Friday, Sept. 8 and will continue through today at the HoChunk Community Building in Winnebago, Neb., with Mark Merrick Jr. officiating.
Mario was born Jan. 3, 1997, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Dixie Aldrich. He attended grade school at Walthill Public School and then transferred his junior high and high school years to Bancroft-Rosalie. He graduated from Bancroft-Rosalie in 2016.
Mario was employed with Bear Claw Construction as a construction worker, working at the Carl T. Curtis Health Center expansion project in Macy, Neb.
Mario was an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. He enjoyed playing basketball, football and softball but, most of all, he loved to spend his time with family and friends. His highlight in life was playing basketball for Bancroft-Rosalie and being part of the State championship in 2014 and then taking runner-up at State in 2015.
He is survived by his mother, Dixie Aldrich of Winnebago; three brothers, James (Michelle) Corn, Gabe Aldrich of Winnebago, and Jaywin Aldrich of South Sioux City; two sisters, Shonna and Gabie Aldrich, both of Winnebago; four nieces and three nephews; his second parents, Kenneth and Crystal Appleton of Rosalie; his house brothers, Kenneth Appleton Jr., Arthur Marr Jr., Andrew Marr, Kain Miller, Ashtyn (Lola) Marr, Cameron Freemont, Brandon Ison of Rosalie, Neb., and Daniel Appleton of Iowa; his house sisters, Ashley (Garan) Coons and Ashleen (Maurice) Blackbird of Rosalie, and Sara Appleton of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. He also survived by his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Allysa Bonneau and unborn son of Lyons, Neb.; his maternal grandmother, Lita Levering of Winnebago; and his maternal grandfather, Forrest “JC” Aldrich Jr. of Macy, Neb.; and many uncles and aunts.
He is preceded in death by a brother and aunt.