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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Editor 

Late Rosalia veteran saluted at park


A U.S. Army soldier presents a flag to widow Veva Jean Hames June 26 at the end of the service after a flag folding at right.

A funeral for Kenneth Robert Hames, who died at age 91 in April, was held Friday, June 26, at the Rosalia Veterans Park, which he helped bring into existence.

At Hames' request, the service took place at the park and afterward his ashes were taken to the IOOF cemetery at the edge of town in a procession led by the Rosalia Fire Department's 1937 Ford pumper truck.

Hames, who grew up in Lamont before moving to Rosalia, was a 40-year member of the Rosalia volunteer Fire Department. He served in the Army as a sniper in the Korean War, and later was a member of the Rockford VFW.

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