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Funeral for drowned Grantsburg toddler Saturday


GRANTSBURG, Wis. (WSAU) -- The funeral is set for Saturday for a toddler who drowned in a small lake near the family’s Grantsburg home.

20-month-old Ivy Spohn was playing in the yard Tuesday with an older brother and sister while their father, Robert, was mowing the lawn. Robert noticed his youngest daughter missing, stopped mowing, and called for help.

Police and DNR Wardens searched the nearby woods, other officers searched other parts of the neighborhood including Memory Lake next to their home. Nearly everyone in the small northwestern Wisconsin community knew Ivy and her family, which made it difficult for emergency workers when they found her floating downstream and could not revive her.

Ivy Spohn’s funeral will be Saturday starting at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg.

Edling Funeral Home in Grantsburg is handling the arrangements.