RELIGION

Nebraska parents bury 2-year-old son killed by alligator

In this Friday, June, 17, 2016 photo released by Walt Disney World Resort, a new sign is seen posted on a beach outside a hotel at a Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Private family services have been scheduled  for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World. Authorities say an alligator pulled Lane Graves into the water last Tuesday, June 14, 2016, despite the frantic efforts of his father. Lane's body was recovered Wednesday. (Walt Disney World Resort via AP)

In this Friday, June, 17, 2016 photo released by Walt Disney World Resort, a new sign is seen posted on a beach outside a hotel at a Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Private family services have been scheduled for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World. Authorities say an alligator pulled Lane Graves into the water last Tuesday, June 14, 2016, despite the frantic efforts of his father. Lane's body was recovered Wednesday. (Walt Disney World Resort via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A funeral has been held for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The Mass for Lane Thomas Graves was held Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in west Omaha and was limited to family and friends. Lane was pulled into the water and drowned last week despite the frantic efforts of his father.

In a statement, Matt and Melissa Graves thanked the "friends and strangers who share in our loss and who have shown us profound compassion."

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Lane Thomas Foundation: http://bit.ly/28McJUz