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Funeral for South Bend Fire Captain David "Dutch" Koehler

Family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of South Bend Fire Captain David "Dutch" Koehler, 55, Wednesday morning.

Captain Koehler lost his battle with cancer on August 7.

Captain Koehler was with the department for 32 years and served on the Swift Water and Technical Rescue teams and as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. He also was the lead instructor for the Indiana River Rescue School.

Captain Koehler served at multiple stations throughout the city, but spent most of his career at Fire Station 4 on Olive Street.

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