Kan. Man Killed in Explosion Remembered
WETMORE, Kan. - Services for the sixth victim of a northeast Kansas grain elevator explosion are scheduled for Friday.
The blast Saturday killed six people at a Bartlett Grain Co. elevator in Atchison.
The Topeka Capital Journal reports that 43-year-old Darrek Klahr was working at the site inspecting grain for the Kansas Grain Inspection Service.
Klahr was a 1986 graduate of Jackson Heights High School, attended Highland Community College for two years and graduated from Kansas State University in 1990. He was one of three elders at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka, where funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.
Pastor Martin Schlossman Sr. said he will officiate Friday's service. He characterized Klahr as a "fine, dedicated father and husband."
Services for the other victims are also this week.