Minn. FF dies of COVID-19, survived by wife, 10 children

Flags were flown at half-staff in honor of Firefighter Timothy Kath and fundraisers have been established for his family


By Leila Merrill

TINTAH, Minn. — Firefighter Timothy Kath, 42, died on Dec. 31 after contracting COVID-19, KVRR reported.

Minn. Gov. Tim Walz ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of Kath.

Kath served with the Tintah Fire Department for more than 16 years. A Facebook post from the department asks people to keep Kath’s family in their thoughts and prayers.

Kath is survived by his wife and 10 children.

A GoFundMe was created in honor of Kath, and the description on the site says Kath died just six days after father, Larry Kath, died from COVID-19. 

A pancake breakfast and fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday.

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