Firefighter Duane Erwin

Photo of Firefighter Duane Erwin
Last Call: Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
Date of Incident: Wed, Oct 20th, 2021
Cause of Death: Stroke
Service Time: 24 years
Age: 78


His wife of 49 years, Brenda; five adult children; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren


Shortly after returning home from responding to a medical emergency, Firefighter Erwin began experiencing a headache.

A short time later, his department was alerted to respond to a structure fire. As Firefighter Erwin attempted to leave his home, his symptoms escalated and he started to experience nausea and vomiting. An ambulance was called and he was transported to a nearby hospital. He lost consciousness en route.

It was determined that Firefighter Erwin had suffered a stroke. He was hospitalized and died three days later.

Video of the funeral procession and Last Call:


Elberfeld Volunteer Fire Department Patch
25 Front Street East
Elberfeld, Indiana 47613
(812) 983-4111


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