Wis. EMS captain dies due to COVID-19 complications

Ixonia EMS Capt. Kelly L. Raether, 42, served with the department for 15 years and was also a registered nurse and nursing instructor

Duty Death: Kelly Lynn Raether - [Ixonia, Wisconsin]

End of Service: 11/26/2020


By Laura French

IXONIA, Wis. — A Wisconsin EMS captain and nurse has died due to COVID-19 complications. 

Town of Ixonia Fire & EMS reported that EMS Capt. Kelly L. Raether, 42, died Thursday after a "courageous fight" with the virus. Raether had served with the department for 15 years and was also a registered nurse at Aurora Hospital and a nursing instructor at Carroll University. 

Ixonia EMS Capt. Kelly L. Raether died Thursday as a result of COVID-19 complications. Raether was a 15-year member of Town of Ixonia Fire & EMS and was also a registered nurse and nursing instructor.
Ixonia EMS Capt. Kelly L. Raether died Thursday as a result of COVID-19 complications. Raether was a 15-year member of Town of Ixonia Fire & EMS and was also a registered nurse and nursing instructor. (Photo/Town of Ixonia)

"As a department, we mourn Kelly's loss deeply, and extend our thoughts and prayers to the Raether family in their time of need," the agency wrote on Facebook. 

Carroll University also released a statement on Facebook, saying, "As a nurse, she selflessly risked her life to care for others."

Funeral arrangements for Raether are currently pending. 

 

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