South Bend lays to rest firefighter who died after cancer diagnosis

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A funeral was held for South Bend Fire Department Capt. David "Dutch" Koehler Wednesday.

Koehler died last week after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He was a 32-year veteran of the department.

He spent the majority of his career at Fire Station 4 on Olive Street.

A Mass with full honors was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Wednesday morning, followed by a precession that ended at the South Bend Firefighters Local 362 Union Hall on Lincoln Way West.