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Incident Name:  Fourman Road Fire, Laura, OH; died when he got back to IN
Date:  9/24/10
Personnel:  Ronald W. Stephan
Age:  61
Agency/Organization:  Lynn Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana
Position: Firefighter

Summary: Firefighter Stephan suffered an apparent fatal heart attack the morning following his participation on a mutual-aid response to a large brush field fire in Ohio, approximately 40 mi from his station. Ron had served 20 years in the Lynn Volunteer FD.

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Home Station: Lynn Volunteer Fire Department, in Lynn, Indiana.

Incident Location: 9849 Fourman Road, Laura, OH (USNG: 16S GK 1900 2518)

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  • Memorial Page: Ronald Stephan - Lynn Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lynn Fire Department: Website with family photo
  • Services:

    Celebration of Ron’s life: 2 PM Saturday 11/2/11 at Randolph Southern High School gym. Pastor Ray Ellis and Minister Doug Nolen officiating. Burial at Spartanburg Cemetery follows with both firefighter and military honors. Family and friends gather to share and remember from 4 to 8 PM on Friday 11/1/11 at the school. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald W. Stephan Memorial Scholarship Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn. Online condolences at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.

  • Donations may be made in honor of Firefighter Ronald W. Stephan, c/o Lynn Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 65, Lynn, IN 47355.

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