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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Louis Pfannkuche
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/18/1963
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Cerebrovascular accident/Stroke
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/18/1963
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On May 18, 1963, Chicago Fire Department Captain Louis A. Pfannkuche of Engine 106 suffered a fatal stroke while on duty at the Engine 106 firehouse.

Funeral services for Pfannkuche were held at John M. Pederson & Sons Funeral Chapel on May 21, and he was buried at Montrose Cemetery.


“Obituary of Louis A. Pfannkuche,” Chicago Tribune, May 20, 1963.

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