[MO Fire Funeral Announce] LODD - Lt. / Fire Marshal Ronald Wehlage, Jr. DeSoto Rural Fire

Missouri Fire Funeral Announcement List announce at mofirefuneral.org
Fri Jul 3 12:02:44 EDT 2020



It is with profound sadness that the DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District
announces the Line of Duty Death of Lieutenant / Fire Marshal Ronald W.
Wehlage, Jr. 

Lt. / Fire Marshal Wehlage died Tuesday June 30, 2020, from a medical
emergency following his response to a structure on Satruday June 27th, 2020.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: 

4PM - 8PM Tuesday July 7th, 2020 at the Mahn Funeral Home 900 N. Main St.,
DeSoto, Mo 63020. Limited fire service participation is requested due to
COVID concerns. Those attending should wear facemask. Those wishing to stand
vigil can sign up at the following link:
https://signupschedule.com/mofirefuneralteam (please do not sign up for
back-to-back shifts).

An apparatus procession of honor will begin at 8PM. Agencies wishing to
participate should contact Chief Jamie Maupin at 636-524-1175. Apparatus
Staging will be at DeSoto Christian Church, 4151 Fountain City Road, DeSoto.
The procession will proceed past Mahn Funeral Home for the family to view.

Graveside honors:

Services will be held 11AM Wednesday July 8th, 2020 at St. Lucas Cemetery
11735 Denny Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63126. Cemetery restrictions will only
allow for family and DeSoto Rural members to be in the cemetery.

The family will come to St. Lucas Cemetery under procession. Lt. / Fire
Marshal Wehlage will be carried to his final resting place atop a DeSoto
Rural Fire apparatus.  

Agencies wishing to pay respects can line Denny Road in front of the
cemetery, or any safe place along the route of procession. All persons
outside of their apparatus will be required to wear facemasks.

Route of procession is Main Street to Route 110, to Route 21, to Hillsboro
Road, to Route 21, to Kennerly Road, to Sappington Road, to Denny Road.

Honor Guard Commander - Kirk Uhrig - kjuhrig at rockfire-rescue.org
<mailto:kjuhrig at rockfire-rescue.org>  - 636-633-1817

Pipe & Drum Contact - Rick Aholt - Richard.aholt at yahoo.com
<mailto:Richard.aholt at yahoo.com>  - 314-708-0038

 

Pursuant to Federal guidelines, certain medical conditions that occur within
24 hours of the conclusion of a duty related stressor event, may be
considered as occurring in the Line of Duty

 

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