A Fitting Farewell to Mindy Ohler
(1956 -2003)
By: Francis D. Kelly, Secretary
On January 16, 2003, we celebrated the life of Firefighter Mindy Ohler. Loved ones, parents, friends, and work companions gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral to offer condolences, remembered her life and to bid her farewell.

It is too often that firefighters meet to say goodbye to a companion that died so tragically and so young. Unfortunately it is part of our job. But once again, the rows of blue stood tall and straight and saluted while pipers played “Amazing Grace” as tears welled in our eyes.

We paid tribute to and honored Mindy’s family that day. All who attended the memorial service paid tribute to and honored the San Francisco Fire Department. But most importantly, we paid tribute to and honored our own family member, Firefighter Mindy Ohler.

Be careful out there, and God bless.

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