Brother Mark Kakert, Local 17, Line of Duty Death
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Mark Kakert of IAFF Local 17 - Davenport, Iowa. Brother Kakert, 55, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from cardiac arrest.
The Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Runge Mortuary, 838 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807, (563) 391-6202. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, 417 N. Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, (563) 322-3303.
Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can be sent to IAFF Local 17, 4003 Lillie Avenue, Suite 6, Davenport, IA 52806-4404.
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