Funeral for six-year-old Christopher Wade set for Thursday

MILWAUKEE -- The funeral for six-year-old Christopher Wade is set for Thursday afternoon. Wade was struck and killed by a minivan as he crossed the street near 51st and Meinecke in Milwaukee last Tuesday.

Milwaukee police say the 22-year-old van driver didn’t have a valid driver’s license, and was taken into custody for operating without a license, causing great bodily harm. The driver hasn’t officially been charged, but police say he is cooperating with the investigation.

The visitation for Wade will be held at Serenity Funeral Home at 4217 W. Fond du Lac Ave. from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Wade's funeral will be held at Holy Redeemer Church at 35th and Hampton at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

A memorial fund has been set up in Christopher’s name. Donations can be made at at US Bank branch.

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