Friends and family celebrated the life of Caleb Schwab at his funeral on Friday. The 10-year-old Kansas City boy was decapitated while riding the Verrückt water slide on Aug. 7.
Caleb's father, Kansas State Rep. Scott Schwab, thanked friends and the public for their outpouring of love and support.
Schwab summoned Caleb's little league baseball team to join him at the podium. He told the team how important they were to his son.
"Caleb's friends, thank you for helping shape his character and building memories that we will cherish forever. You guys are awesome," Schwab said as the boys huddled with him.
Schwab also talked about Caleb and his 3 surviving sons.
"When my kids were born, Nathan was my pleasure, Caleb was my joy, Alex was my delight and Isaac was my treasure. We lost some joy, but we'll get it back," he said.
The funeral was followed by a private burial.
The Kansas City Star reports Schwab and his wife Michelle retained Leawood attorneys Michael Rader and Edward Robertson Jr. to represent their family.
The law firm of Bartimus Frickleton Robertson said neither the family nor the firm would make any public statements.
Robin Sloan, the mother of Caleb's friend Jack, 10, told People magazine about conversations her son had with Caleb in Sunday school.
"They talked about Heaven," Sloan said. "Jack loved chocolate milk. [He and Caleb] said there would be endless amounts in Heaven."
The Verrückt ride will remain closed for the rest of the season, the water park said.