CHANDLER TOWNSHIP, MI – The identity of the 13-year-old boy who was killed in a tragic farming accident in Huron County on Saturday September 12th, 2020, has been released.
The young man is identified as Jeffrey Lewis Powell of Elkton.
At 8:56am, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office and the Scheurer Ambulance Service responded to a cornfield on Limerick Road, between Farver and Maxwell Roads in Chandler Twp, which was the scene of a fatal accident.
The investigation determined that Jeffrey Powell had been dropped off earlier to deer hunt in the field. It is believed he may have fallen asleep once there.
A little while later, a 25-year-old man from Pigeon arrived to finish harvesting corn in the field with a large Krone corn chopper. Unaware anyone was in the corn field, the 13-year-old boy was accidentally driven over and found by the operator of the harvester a short time later.
MI Headlines extends its condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey Powell.
Obituary of Jeffrey Lewis Powell
Jeffery Lewis Powell, 13, of Elkton, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Chandler Twp doing what he loved…hunting.
Jeffery was born January 12, 2007 in Saginaw to Tracy Ann Bieri and Jeffery Louis Powell. He was an 8th grade student at Laker Middle School where he played on the 7th-8th grade football team and was State Champion on the Laker Archery Team. Jeffery was an accomplished young hunter, fisherman, and archer. He also enjoyed online gaming and Xbox. He was a hard working and hard playing young man.
Jeffery is survived by his father Jeffery Powell (Samantha Robinson) of Elkton and mother Tracy Bieri (Paul Adams) of Elkton; siblings J.C. Witherspoon (Kayla) of Decker and Kyle Horn (Mariah) of Caseville; grandparents Ron and Dolores Bieri of Caseville; step-brother Josh Adams (Tiffany) and step-sister Kylie Adams, both of Elkton. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Richard and Sharon Powell.
Funeral services will be outdoors at Noon Friday, September 18th at Laker School Football field with Rev. Ean Green officiating.
Visitation will be 2-8pm Wednesday and 2-8pm Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon.
Memorials may be made to Hunt of a Lifetime. www.huntofalifetime.org