MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A young man, changeable to decease implicit an unpaid haircut, is being remembered for his benignant bosom and assemblage service.
Family, friends, neighbors and religion members were each successful attendance astatine a vigil Wednesday night, Sept. 1, saying Andre Sandoval's bosom was excessively large for this world.
The loss, they say, is simply a large 1 for the full community.
Andre Sandoval stood up against weapon unit successful a nationalist work campaign. Six years later, a weapon took his life.
"It hurts," said Lupe Sandoval, Andre's father.
A grieving begetter tells a loving assemblage extracurricular the salon wherever helium was changeable helium already forgives his son's killer.
To grant Andre, Lupe Sandoval asked others to forgive those who've wounded them.
Tears flowed and mourners offered hugs, remembering a young antheral they accidental wanted to springiness his ma each granddaughters.
"I americium going to miss him dearly," said Maria Sandoval, Andre's mother.
Sandoval was well-known successful the St. Patrick's community.
"Everybody that knew Andre, loved Andre," said 1 young antheral astatine the vigil.
He started successful the ACTS younker programme successful eighth grade, and aboriginal served arsenic a mentor. That stands for the Active Catholic Teens successful Service younker ministry. It's a ministry that serves 3 Catholic churches -- St. Patrick, St. Edward and St. Richard.
"And we miss him and we volition ever miss him. Rest successful power, Andre," said 1 person astatine the vigil.
Red memorial shirts present carnivore his name.
"When the quality came out, I was getting texts from each the kids successful our ministry and we were each wounded astir the news," said Dulce Contreras, person and ACTS member.
In a video taken by the ministry, we perceive from Andre himself.
"Being benignant to people, I deliberation that's 1 of the biggest things that I effort my champion doing, due to the fact that I mean it's bully to assistance people. It's a large feeling for yourself to conscionable truly spell retired there."
One photograph shared was taken successful the Dominican Republic wherever Sandoval served connected a ngo trip. This summertime helium was portion of a squad helping to rebuild a platform for a Racine household successful need.
"Working with the parents, you know, they've mislaid their son, and for maine it's similar losing a spiritual son," said Contreras.
Andre was calved connected Jan. 6. We're told helium made the quality close from the start, being the archetypal babe of the New Year astatine Burlington's Hospital.
Family says it's fitting that the beingness helium lived serving others would present besides beryllium making the news.