MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Family and friends said their goodbyes to the Monticello man who disappeared after a wedding reception in Otsego earlier this month.

Joe Brunn, 23, had been heading for a hotel that night when he went missing. After days of searching, a volunteer found his body in the Mississippi River last week, about a mile away from that hotel.

His death remains under investigation, and the medical examiner is still determining how he died.

A visitation was held on Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, and the funeral began there at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

On Facebook, Brunn’s mother expressed her love for everyone who helped bring her son home to rest. She also asked for prayers for their family.

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