[MO Fire Funeral Announce] Medora, IL Fire LODD Notification

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Mon Feb 9 08:26:23 EST 2015


Medora Fire Protection District

Line of Duty Death

Fire Chief Kenneth J. Lehr

July 29, 1955  -  February 5, 2015 

Chief Kenneth J. Lehr, 59, of Fidelity died in the line of duty at 2:24 p.m.
on Thursday, February 5, 2015.He died in rural Macoupin County at the scene
an emergency medical call. He was born on July 29, 1955 in Jerseyville,
Illinois to Ervin J. and the late Mary Ann (Geers) Lehr. Kenneth married
Janelle A. (Davis) Lehr on October 25, 1975 in Wood River, IL. He retired
from OLIN Corp. as a machine adjustor. He joined the Medora Fire Department
on March 1st 1994, becoming Chief in October 2006, and was still an active
Emergency Medical Technician for the Area Ambulance Service. He loved to
garden, fish, do carpentry and watch old western movies.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 1 son; Kenneth J. Lehr Jr. of
Fidelity, 3 grandchildren; Kenneth J. Lehr III, Alexis A. Price, Gavin J.
Lehr, 2 sisters and brother in law; Patty Lehr of Wood River, Beverly & Bob
Hardy of Moro. Chief Lehr was preceded in death by his mother; Mary Ann Lehr
and grandparents; John & Alice Geers, Edward & Lena Lehr.

 

Visitation

3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Friday, February 13, 2015
Brighton West/District Office
305 North Maple Street Brighton, IL 62012 

Firefighter Walkthrough 7:00 P.M. Friday

Funeral Service

 

10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 14, 2015
Southwestern High School
8226 Illinois 111 Piasa, IL, 62079 

The junction of IL 16 and 111


Full Firefighting burial rites will take place.
Father William Kessler will officiate
Burial will be at the Maple Lawn Cemetery in rural Medora, Illinois

Medora fire department was established 1936 and made a district in
2014.Medora Community Fire Protection District is a volunteer department,
with 16 active fire fighters. It serves approx 118 sq miles in two counties
and 5 townships.


Memorials may be made to the Medora Fire Protection District or the Area
Ambulance Service Medora Unit.

Medora Fire Protection District

P.O. Box 81

Medora, IL 62063

 

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