IMAGE: Norman Klenow

A funeral service is scheduled for a Mid-Michigan firefighter who died over the weekend.

Norman Edward Klenow, 78, with the East Tawas Fire Department, died on Aug. 10 after work.

Earlier in the day, Klenow responded to a vehicle crash where he reported he was not feeling well, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Klenow returned to the fire station and went home.

Shortly before 8 p.m., Klenow was found in cardiac arrest. He was transported to the hospital where he passed away, the fire administration said.

Klenow's family will welcome friends for visitation on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home.

His family will also welcome friends at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday for visitation from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff on Friday to honor Klenow.

“In the course of his service, Norman Klenow was incredibly brave and selfless,” Whitmer said. “Our state and our nation will be forever grateful to him for his military service and for his selfless commitment to public safety. Our deepest sympathies are with his family during this difficult time.”

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