Air Paramedic Killed in Helicopter Crash to be Laid to Rest

Posted at: 01/09/2013 8:40 AM
Updated at: 01/09/2013 9:29 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A victim of the Mercy Medical helicopter crash will be laid to rest in northeast Iowa Wednesday.

48-year-old Russell Piehl was an air paramedic who lived in Forest City. He will be buried in Denver, IA Wednesday. His funeral was held Tuesday.

Nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau was buried in Mason City Monday.

A funeral for pilot Gene Grell will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Lady of Grace Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas.

The three died last Wednesday when their Mercy Air helicopter crashed near Ventura. Federal investigators are still working to determine a cause.

A public memorial is planned for Thursday in Mason City.