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Funeral Is Monday For Mattawan Firefighter Nate Fruin

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PORTAGE, Mich.– Family, friends and the community will pay their final respects to a young firefighter who passed away last week.

Nate Fruin, 22, passed away last Tuesday after going into cardiac arrest while working as a volunteer firefighter with the Mattawan Fire Department. He was on his way to help with a fire call at a home off M-43 in rural Van Buren County.

Nate’s funeral is set for 1:30 p.m.today at St. Catherine Catholic Church, in Portage.

Click here for details on the funeral, as well as where contributions can be made.

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  • Cory

    All i wanna know why is this news are u gonna be writing a story about everyone who dies from a heart condtion it happens everyday its sad that this young man has died but there are many other people who die from heart issues an i havent seen storys about all of them????

    • dboltz1

      This is news because Firefighter Fruin died in the line of duty. His death has a major impact not only on his family, friends, the Mattawan community and to the Mattawan Fire District, but also to every man and woman who are public servants around the world. There isn’t a business in Mattawan with a sign that has not paid their respects to this fine young man who was always willing to put others first and put his life on the line to save yours, or anyone else’s.

      • Terri Boltz

        To anonymous #1–Nathan Fruin was my nephew. I challenge you to walk up to any police officer, firefighter or military personnel and say what you said to their face. Then I would like you to get back on this site and let me know how that worked out for you. By the way, the first response received to your comment was indeed from a Petty Officer 1st Class in the USN. I feel your time would be better spent working on your grammar, spelling & sentence structure. Then when you feel the need to make another comment like that, it would at least appear to come from someone with some semblance of intelligence.

    • Justin

      Nathan lost his life in the line of duty. That isn't something that happens everday in the untied states. He had a very large impact on his community and in the fire department. Those are some of the reasons why this was in the news and isn't just any story about a person passing from a heart attack.

  • Rigina

    Absolutley. Hometown Hero. He was 22 yrs old and a productive, positive member of the community. Rest in Peace, Nate.

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