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Aksel James Birch

Aksel James Birch was born 16 weeks early and lived ten spectacular days before passing away on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Sanford NICU in Fargo, N.D. In those ten days Aksel touched many lives, but none as much as his mommy and daddy's.

He will be remembered and cherished by his parents Aaron and Stacy of West Fargo; a brother, Bryson; maternal grandparents, Jean Tenneson and Jim (Bev) Tenneson, both of Fergus Falls, Minn.; maternal great-grandmother, Romayne Harrington of Underwood, Minn.; paternal grandparents, Gary and Janell Birch of Fergus Falls; aunts and uncles, Tressa Tenneson of Fergus Falls, Boyd (Michelle) Tenneson of Fergus Falls, Susie (Jared) Rund of Dalton, Minn., Gretchen (Brian) Brown of Fergus Falls, Jeremy (Kaarin) Birch of Coon Rapids, Minn.; and many cousins.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

The Funeral will be Wednesday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m., at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, West Campus in West Fargo.

Burial will be in Fergus Falls, Minn.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)