Funeral set for fallen Bartelso firefighter


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 8:31 am
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BARTELSO, Ill. (AP) Funeral arrangements are set for a southern Illinois volunteer firefighter killed while putting out a blaze.

Visitation for 45-year-old Timothy Jansen will be Wednesday afternoon and evening and Thursday morning. The Belleville News Democrat reports Jansen's funeral will be Thursday morning at St. Cecilia Catholic church in his hometown of Bartelso.

The 15-year firefighting veteran died late Sunday after a fire truck struck him while he was working to control a blaze at a resort clubhouse. Sante Fe Fire Protection District officials say Jansen was pulling hoses off a fire truck when he slipped and the truck struck him.

Jansen is survived by a wife and two young daughters. He owned the Bartelso restaurant MacJenna's, which is across Illinois 161 from the fire station.














 



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