Eric Slycord was an Adel Volunteer Fire Fighter and a full-time employee at Casey’s General Store in Adel. He passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 9 at the age of 52.

Monday, several fire departments from the area came together to honor his life at his funeral and in the funeral procession. Representatives of the fire departments in Adel, Dallas Center, DeSoto, Perry, Redfield, Van Meter and Waukee were involved in the funeral procession as Slycord was escorted into Oakdale Cemetery in Adel on Adel Fire Engine T103, Slycord’s “favorite truck.”

Members of the Earlham Fire Department manned the Adel Fire Station during the funeral and burial.

There was even a helicopter flyover at the cemetery.