A small group of friends and family met on Wednesday to form funeral plans for Capt. Chris Truman, the Lake Mills firefighter who died while trying to help someone pulled over on the Beltline in Monona on New Year’s Eve.
A visitation will be on Saturday, January 5th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lake Mills High School. Emergency services, including Truman’s fellow firefighters, will conduct their salute at 5 p.m.
A second visitation will be Sunday, January 6th, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.
In a planning meeting on Wednesday, friends and those from the community came together to help honor a friend who meant so much to so many.
“Chris was the kind of guy that everybody knew and [he was] just always positive and always sweet, always just so helpful and so, it’s just heartbreaking for everyone,” said Pam Streich, the Lake Mills Area School District Administrator.
Capt. Truman will be the first person whose casket will lie inside Lake Mills High School, according to Streich.
“There were times when we didn’t want students to relate the school experience to a tragedy. But in this case, because Chris represents everything that’s great about this community, we said, let’s do it,” Streich added.
A meal was also planned for after the funeral on Sunday.
For more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/news/top-stories/2019/01/02/funeral-plans-announced-for-capt-chris-truman/