Linton Fire Department honors former firefighter
The Linton Fire Department honored former firefighter Tim Holzer during its regular meeting on April 4. Holzer, who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma (multiple brain tumors) in June 2012, and passed away on March 29 after a courageous, 9-month battle with cancer. Holzer joined the Linton Fire Department in 1991, and he became a life member of the department in 2011. At the time of his diagnosis, Tim was on the active roster, was a member of the Linton Fire District Board, and served as custodian for the Linton Fire Hall. Holzer’s funeral was held April 1, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Linton, and pallbearers were fellow firemen Francis “Pork” Lawler, Mylo Kramer, Tim Weber, Joe Kiefer, Calvin Kelsch and Travis Dockter. The remaining members of the LFD were honorary pallbearers, and Tim’s brother, Ron (also a fireman) led the recessional driving the LFD’s first truck from 1946. At the April 4 meeting, a pumper truck was parked outside the Linton Fire Hall during the course of the meeting. LFD members held a moment of silence in memory of Tim Holzer, and a tribute letter from Tim’s wife, Tillie, and their family was read to the department members. (Photo by Ashley Buetow).
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