Don FeipelIt is with great sadness that we mention the loss of a friend. Don Feipel was a fire commissioner for the Mokena Fire Protection District and a lifelong fire service enthusiast. Don’s apparatus photos can be found throughout the internet, having been a frequent contributor to many sites that feature fire truck photos. During his retirement he could often be found visiting area fire departments with other photographers, documenting new and old apparatus alike.

Don passed away on Thursday, nine days shy of his 65th birthday. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral service, Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mesothelioma research would be appreciated.


Chicago area fire apparatus photographers

Don and friends pose for a group shot during a day of fire apparatus photography in the Chicago suburbs.

A memory book for leaving messages to Don’s family can be accessed HERE.