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Fire captain who was hospitalized in Dec. dies

A captain and 27-year-veteran of the Wichita Fire Department died Saturday after being admitted to the hospital last month after fighting a fire.

Urban Eck, 51, was hospitalized Dec. 18 with heart-related symptoms, five days after he fought a fire at the Cedar Lake Apartment clubhouse. The fire department is investigating to determine whether Eck's death was in the line of duty.

Eck is survived by his wife, Lori, and eight children. His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 19230 W. 29th St. North, Colwich.

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