Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy victim, 52, to be laid to rest Monday

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WAUKESHA, Wis. – Tamara Durand, a single of the victims of final week’s Waukesha, Wisc. Xmas parade horror, will be laid to relaxation Monday subsequent a visitation in close by Oconomowoc.

Durand, 52, “danced residence to Jesus,” on Nov. 21, when 39-calendar year-outdated Darrell Brooks Jr. drove his pink Ford Escape SUV via the barricades and into the group at the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

Durand was a mother of 3, a grandmother, a regional chaplain and teacher and an avid volunteer, in accordance to the obituary. She was also a member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a team of gals who have been struck by Brooks for the duration of the holiday break parade.

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Tamara Durand reportedly was collaborating in her initially Milwaukee Dancing Grannies functionality when she was killed. 


She was an organ donor “and will proceed helping folks even after her passing,” the obituary states.

A visitation assistance will be held on Monday from 12 to 3 p.m., followed by a mass and non-public burial, in accordance to the obituary.

Durand was a person of six men and women who died as a outcome of the parade tragedy. Other victims involve an 8-yr-aged boy, the only youngster to have died in the assault, and an 81-year-previous gentleman for whom a personal ceremony was currently held.

Brooks, a occupation felony, has been billed with 5 counts of to start with-diploma intentional murder, each and every of which carries a daily life sentence on conviction. A legal criticism pertaining to his arrest describes how Brooks appeared emotionless as he drove into the group after allegedly fleeing from a domestic incident, possibly involving a knife. 

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The Waukesha County District Lawyer has already explained extra 1st-diploma intentional murder rates are imminent.

The Milwaukee resident has been billed, convicted and sentenced in a slew of horrific crimes by the several years, which include just before in November when he was accused of managing above a female working with the exact car or truck that he was driving on Nov. 21.

All through his to start with courtroom look past week, Brooks was purchased held on $5 million dollars bail.