Former Grand Lake Fire Chief Passes Away

Posted at: 03/08/2013 8:22 PM

A beloved former Grand Lake Township fire chief passed away Friday.

The Grand Lake Fire Department said Dave Fremling died due to complications with Mesothelioma. Fremling was a firefighter with the department for 28 years.

Fremling was diagnosed with stage three Mesothelioma back in December 2011.

Last April, his fellow firefighters and friends held a fundraiser for Fremlng in Cloquet to help with his mounting medical business. That benefit got attention statewide. Organizers said checks came in from across the state.