Funeral held for mother and son killed in fire

Family killed in Cornucopia fire laid to rest

A mother and son killed in a Cornucopia house fire were laid to rest Saturday. 

Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to be flown at half-staff for an emergency medical technician who died while trying to save his mother from a northern Wisconsin fire.

62-year-old Dennis Swenson went into a Cornucopia home to try to save his 95-year-old mother, Dorothy Swenson, from a fire May 1, but both ended up dying.

Walker signed an executive order, ordering the flags lowered Saturday.

A memorial service for the pair was held Saturday, May 9th.

In a statement, Walker said the longtime volunteer EMT represented the service and sacrifice of all emergency responders.

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