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Age: 20
Year of Death: 2011

Jacob Paul Waldner

William Waldner and Jacob Waldner were members of the Sunset Volunteer Fire Department. They were always helping people in any way possible‚ and joining our local volunteer fire department was just one of the numerous ways they volunteered their time to help less fortunate people. They were both in the fire service for about three to four years.

Both William and Jacob lived at the Sunset Community all their lives.

William was helping with the farm work on the community. He was also a tremendous help at the community blacksmith shop. Everyone knew they could depend on him. He was an inventive person‚ always full of new ideas.

Jacob was working as an apprentice for his dad to be an electrician. When not busy doing electrical work‚ Jacob helped anyone who needed his help around the community. He was always ready to lend a hand.

On September 15‚ 2011‚ William and Jacob died when a coal bin exploded. Our small community was in shock when this double tragedy hit.

We made lots of precious memories through the years‚ and we will never take for granted the few short years that we were able to share with them.

Till our joyful Reunion in heaven
We love and miss you
More than words can say
Our firefighting angels

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