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Buffalo Grove firefighters honor one of their own at funeral

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  • Firefighters salute before lowering the body of Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, who died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

      Firefighters salute before lowering the body of Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, who died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • A giant flag hung between two ladder trucks greets Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, Friday at St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove. Hauber died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

      A giant flag hung between two ladder trucks greets Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, Friday at St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove. Hauber died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Firefighters, friends and family line up at Hauber's funeral Mass Friday at St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove.

      Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Firefighters, friends and family line up at Hauber's funeral Mass Friday at St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters lower the body of Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, who died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

      Firefighters lower the body of Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, who died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Firefighters, friends and family line up at Hauber's funeral Mass Friday at St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove.

      Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, died last weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Firefighters, friends and family line up at Hauber's funeral Mass Friday at St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, is brought into St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove.

      Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, 51, is brought into St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Firefighters Friday honored Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, who died last weekend after a long battle with colon cancer.

Hauber's casket was brought to St. Mary's Church for the funeral on a fire truck as part of a procession of emergency vehicles.

Firefighters carried his coffin into the church flanked by an honor guard of firefighters.

Hauber, 51, worked nearly 24 years for the Buffalo Grove Fire Department.

The Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association has created the Kevin Hauber Memorial Trust Fund at First Midwest Bank to support the education, health and well-being of his four young daughters.

Donations can be made at any First Midwest Bank branch or mailed to the Buffalo Grove Fire Department, 1051 Highland Grove Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. Checks should be written as follows, "Kevin Hauber Memorial Fund c/o BGPFFAPA."

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