A son, Cooper JC Layer, was born at 3:23 a.m. on January 12, 2022, at The Richland Hospital to Courtney and Cody Layer of Richland Center. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Joseph and Sandy Layer of Richland Center, Cindy and Corey Lunch of New Richmond. The father is a fire fighter/APMT.