WATCH: Celebration of Faith and Life honoring fallen Elwood fire chief

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –  Elwood fire chief, Darren Krull, was killed Thursday, April 7 while responding to a large forest fire in Furnas and Gosper Counties.

A memorial was held in honor of Krull on Monday and visitation was held on Tuesday.  Krull’s Celebration of Faith and Life will take place on Wednesday at Our Redeemer LCMS in Elwood beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Krull joined the Glenvil Fire Department after graduating from Sandy Creek High School in 1986 and married his wife Cheryl in March of 1990, together they have three daughters.

He dedicated 36 years throughout his life to firefighting and EMT services where he was Fire Chief in the communities of Overton and Elwood for a combined eighteen years.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl of Elwood; children Christina and Christopher Davison of Bertrand, Roxann and Brad Bieck of Aurora; and grandchildren, Clayton, Amber, Tristen, Skeet, Briley, Rhett, Brek, and Piper.

He is also survived by his parents, Gary and Glenda Krull of Glenvil; sisters, Michelle Harm and Amy Krull of Glenvil; his nephews, Blake and Kila Krull and Chandler Harm; niece, Katlin Harm, and many other extended family and friends.

On Wednesday, flags at government offices will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Chief Krull.

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