POLO – A memorial fund has been established and services set for the 23-month-old Polo boy killed a week ago by a self-inflicted gunshot.
Killian Owen Ronald Dickey, son of Eli Dickey and Andromeda Jones, died Thursday.
Contributions can be made to the Killian Dickey Memorial Fund 7323 at any Fifth Third Bank branch.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a 6-year-old brother and a 3-year-old sister, and his grandparents, Ronald K. and Patricia A. Dickey and T. Casey and Brandy L. Jones, all of Dixon.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. and a short service at 3 p.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home, 702 First Ave. in Sterling. A luncheon follows at 4 p.m.
Go to www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.
The complete obituary is available in this edition and online at www.saukvalley.com.
Two investigations are ongoing in the wake of Killian’s death, one by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and the other by the Department of Children and Family Services.
No details on the shooting, such as how the boy obtained the gun and who was home at the time, have been released.
The siblings are staying with relatives while the DCFS conducts its investigation, agency spokesman William McCaffrey said Tuesday.
The boy was shot at his home in the 300 block of South Franklin Avenue around 7 p.m. on Thursday and died shortly after at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
An autopsy was conducted; complete results are not expected for several weeks, Lee County Coroner Jesse Partington said.