On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, firefighter Captain Cory Barr, age 34, died responding to a gas leak which led to a tragic explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
A 15-year veteran of the volunteer fire department and well known in the community, Barr and his wife, Abby, owned the Barr House Tavern, which was destroyed along with other businesses.
“Trying to find the words, and not sure how I can,” Barr’s wife Abby wrote in a Facebook post. “The husband, the father of my children, a son, an uncle, a brother, and so many other things was taken from this world tonight way too soon.”
An online fundraising Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for the family.
“Sun Prairie has lost a community member and friend. Cory leaves behind his wife, Abby, and two little girls. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, home church of Cory and Abby, has established this fund to support Abby and her family during this devastating time,” states the online fundraising page.
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