Hundreds attend funeral of NE Ind. firefighter

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Hundreds of mourners filled a northeastern Indiana church for the funeral of a Fort Wayne volunteer firefighter killed when his tanker truck overturned.

An Allen County church was filled with some 1,000 people during Saturday's service for 26-year-old Mark Haudenschild II. The volunteer firefighter for the Washington Township Fire Department died Nov. 11 when he was thrown from his tanker truck after he lost control of it while en route to a brush fire.

During the funeral service, a fire official presented Haudenschild's widow, Janet, with his fire helmet.

Following the service, Haudenschild's casket was placed on his Washington Township fire truck and taken to Riverview Cemetery in Churubusco for his burial service.

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