Baby boy's urn taken with Minnesota family's repossessed van

A Minnesota couple's car was repossessed, and inside was an urn containing their baby boy's ashes.

A Minnesota couple's car was repossessed, and now, they're fighting to get something out of that car that's priceless: An urn containing their baby boy's ashes.

In October, Wayne and Amber Walberg bought their 2005 Town and Country minivan from Mathison Motors in Clearwater. At the time, both had jobs and the $300 monthly payment was not an issue.

UPDATE: Walberg family reunited with urn containing baby son's remains

Not long after, they were out of work, and the family began missing payments. Last month, while attending a family funeral, the van was repossessed. Among the personal items inside were social security cards, birth certificates and most important of all, the ashes of their infant son Zach, who died in 2013.

According to the couple, the dealership is now asking for a $350 fee to get those items back.

"They told us on Wednesday that we had Thursday or Friday or we couldn't get Zach back," Wayne Walberg said.

Now, by law, the dealership is well within its rights to repossess the van, but what is less certain is the law surrounding the items inside.

According to Minnesota state law, a creditor can not take items they did not help you buy. The Walbergs said that applies to everything inside the van repossessed by the dealership.

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