Francesville Grain Elevator Explosion Victim Dies from Injuries

explosion-2One of the men injured in last month’s gain elevator explosion in Francesville has died as a result of his injuries. Timothy Reidelbach, 57, of Winamac died Monday morning at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He and Glen Tiede, 67, of Francesville were badly burned when the Tate and Lyle facility exploded on September 26. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the explosion accidental.

A Funeral Mass for Reidelbach will take place Saturday morning at 10:00 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Visitation is Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.