USFA: Illinois On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Captain John C. Winkelman, 54, of the Huntley Fire Protection District on April 12, 2012.

While on assignment as the District’s Communications Officer, Captain Winkelman attended an off-shift meeting at the dispatch center. Upon his return home from the meeting, Captain Winkelman was killed in a motor vehicle accident.

Funeral Arrangements:
Visitation will take place on Tuesday 04/17/2012 from 1600-2100hrs at the Cosman Center (Huntley Park District), 12015 Mill ST, Huntley, IL 60142.

A fire department walk through will take place at 1900hrs. Lineup will begin at 1830hrs in the southwest parking lot.

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday 04/18/2012 at 1100hrs at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6812 Main ST, Union, IL 60180.  Visitation at St. John’s will be held from 1000-1100hrs.  Lineup will be at 1030hrs. Procession to Marengo City cemetery will follow immediately after the funeral service.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Capt. Scott Ravagnie – Huntley Fire at 847-669-2995 or by email
Tribute is being paid to Fire Captain John C. Winkelman at
To date, 29 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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