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His Heart and the Way He Cared for All of Us Throughout His Career and Especially After, Was Something Special.
Yesterday we unexpectedly lost a great friend and brother, retired FF Bob VanArkel. Bob retired in 2016 after a long career serving his community and being an integral part of local 1457. Bob was a true leader, a mentor to all he worked with, and a friend to anyone who would listen. His personality, laugh, and overall impression on life was contagious. His heart and the way he cared for all of us throughout his career and especially after, was something special. Today we pray for and are thinking about the VanArkel family who have done so much for us throughout the years. A part of him will forever live on in all of us because of all the late night talks at the station, sitting at a restaurant booth, or seemingly at every event any family ever had, he was there. We all look up to him, and hope to make him proud. He told us no matter what to always keep our heads up, stay strong, and get through the rough times. So, that’s what we’ll do.
Credits:Karen Showalter
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