Memorials Planned for Thomas Kossow

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Family and friends of Thomas Kossow plan a candlelight vigil on Thursday to share memories and honor the 8 year old's life.

Thomas was found stabbed to death early Monday morning.
Co-workers of his father will hold a remembrance ceremony at 7pm Thursday. It will be held at the Lube Pro’s at 6302 E. Riverside Blvd. Anyone is invited to attend. The man behind the ceremony says he wanted to do what he could to help this grieving family.

“I felt it was only right, knowing the pain he is going through losing a child being through it myself, I now know what I need to do, I need to be there for him. He helped me through some dark times with my son. This is the best I can do to pay him back,” says Chad Rogers who works with Thomas’ father.

Thomas' funeral will be this Friday. Jody Kossow is charged with first degree murder in her son’s death. She is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail.

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