South Metro Fire, Battalion Chief Chris Tindall - LODD

Press Release Here is the latest information available for the services for Battalion Chief Christopher A. Tindall. The visitation will be Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 5-8pm at The Pavilion at John Knox Village. The funeral service will be Wednesday January 14, 2015 also at The Pavilion at John Knox Village is located at 520 N.W. Murray Road, Lees Summit Missouri. The burial will be at Lees Summit Historical Cemetery located at Third Street and Missouri 291 Highway. Those Departments interested in providing apparatus for the funeral procession should contact Captain Jason Honderick at 210-816-3112. Those interested in providing Honor Guard personnel please contact Battalion Chief John King at 816-838-2319. Several hours after responding to an emergency incident Chief Tindall was seen at a local hospital for a medical issue. Chief Tindall was treated and released and died following his discharge. The exact nature and cause of the fatal injury is still to be determined. Per Family requests any questions should be directed to Battalion Chief Todd Cipolla at South Metropolitan Fire Protection District. He can be reached at 816-331-3008.

Cape Girardeau Fire - Jake Noland, Retired

Carroll Lee "Jake" Noland, 63, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born November 15, 1951 in Gideon, MO to Paul Eugene and Bessie Robinson Noland. He and Terri Hency were married March 26, 1980 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Jake was a firefighter for the city of Cape Girardeau for 32 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of VFW Post 3838. Survivors include : Wife - Terri Noland, Cape Girardeau, MO Son - Chad (Brooke) Noland, Cape Girardeau, MO Daughter - Michelle Noland, Springfield, MO Brother - Gary Noland, Scott City, MO Sister - Linda Ellridge, Scott City, MO He was preceded in death by his parents, and twin daughters, Cari and Christi. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau. A graveside memorial service willl be at 10:00 AM Monday, February 02, 2015 at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to VFW Post 3838 or to theCape Girardeau Fire Department. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

J.D. Leroux, Sr.

Gerald Dean J. D. Leroux, Sr., passed away Monday night, January 26, 2015, at his residence in rural Doniphan, Missouri. Mr. Leroux, son of Edward and Maxine (Henson) Leroux, was born August 5, 1964, in Doniphan. He had been an emergency medical technician and served as a dispatcher with the Rural Metro Ambulance and the Butler County Ambulance. He was also a volunteer fireman with the Purman, Logan Creek, K Highway and Doniphan City Volunteer Fire Departments. Mr. Leroux enjoyed race cars, riding four-wheelers and playing music, especially the guitar and bass. On December 29, 1984, he was married to Lisa House in Gravel ridge, Arkansas, and she survives. Also surviving are two children, Gary Leroux and Kristy Leroux, both of Doniphan; one sister, Brandy Smith of Doniphan; one brother, Jimmy Leroux of Edinburgh, Indiana; and four grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter, June, and Lane. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held Friday evening, January 30, 2015, from 5 8 p.m. at the Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan. The funeral service will take place Saturday afternoon, January 31, 2015, at 2:00 p.m in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Brother Eric Leroux officiating.

Edward Rathert, Retired - Pacific Fire Protection District

Edward Rathert, a retired member of the Pacific Fire Protection District passed away on January 29, 2015 at the age of 90. Edward served as a member of the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Department from 1952 - 1972 when the Pacific Fire Protection District was formed. Edward then served as a volunteer with the district until retiring in 1992, with 12 of those years as a board member of the district. Visitation will be held 2P - 6P, Sunday February 1st, 2015 at the Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, 231 E Union Street, Pacific Mo. Funeral services will be 10AM Monday February 2nd, 2015 at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, 231 E Union Street, Pacific Mo. Internment will follow at Midlawn Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his daughter- Sue Myers of Fenton. Son- Kenneth Prichard of Robertsville 2 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. Memorials to the Franklin County Honor Flight.