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.
"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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