Kansas City Fire Department veteran laid to rest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 57-year veteran of the Kansas City Fire Department was laid to rest on Friday.

Family and friends paid their final respects to 85-year-old Bert Holmberg. Holmberg died last Sunday.

Born in Kansas City, Holmberg retired from the fire department in 1977. But he got bored and rejoined as a fire inspector and then a dispatcher.

"He's a fireman to the max. I grew up chasing fire trucks with him," his daughter Sue Holmberg said.

Holmberg was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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