Funeral plans set for young Fairfield firefighter

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Published: Jul. 18, 2023 at 11:48 AM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Ill. (WFIE) - The funeral for 19-year-old Logan Kreiter is set for Friday in Fairfield.

The volunteer firefighter was killed in a crash on Saturday.

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According to Logan’s obituary, he attended both Fairfield Community High School and Wabash Community College. His former high school football coach, Justin Townsend, says hearing the news about his death was heartbreaking.

“It’s not a call that you want to get first thing in the morning and it was just tough,” sad Townsend.

He says Logan was the team captain of the FCHS football team his senior year. Townsend says he was more than a football player. He says Logan loved to fish, hunt, participate in Future Farmers of America or FFA, work as a firefighter and help others.

“You spend a lot of time with them in the summer, throughout the season, even in the off season and you just have that special connection even after they graduate,” said Townsend. “And it’s just tough especially when you lose one way too soon.”

Kreiter’s obituary shows there will be a visitation at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fairfield from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A private family burial will be held.

Fire officials say an emergency services walk through will be held on Friday. A time for that has not yet been announced.