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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Edwin Keller
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Engineer
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 3/13/1969
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/13/1969
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On March 13, 1969, Chicago Fire Department Engineer Edwin Keller of Engine 57 suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty at the Engine 57 firehouse.

Funeral services for Keller were held at St. Eugene Church on March 17, and he was survived by his widow, two children, and one grandchild.


“Obituary of Edwin Keller,” Chicago Tribune, March 13, 1969.

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