Injuries from Grain Elevator Explosion Claim Life of Second Victim

14463262_10153752080081507_4693319496860340266_nA second man reported injured in a grain elevator explosion in Francesville last month has died.

67-year-old Glenn A. Tiede of Francesville was pronounced dead just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Tiede and 57-year-old Timothy Reidelbach of Winamac, the other man reported injured in the explosion, died one day apart.

Tiede’s injuries were sustained following an explosion at the Tate and Lyle Facility on September 26th. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the explosion accidental following an investigation.

Tiede worked at the Francesville elevator for over 40 years. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and first responder in the community.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 16th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. EDT at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Monday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. EDT.