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Funeral held for 4 killed in Rockford house fire


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 3:23 pm
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) Funeral services have been held for four members of a Rockford family killed in a house fire.

The memorial was Thursday for 61-year-old Sharon Cashatt, her son 21-year-old Douglas Cashatt, and her grandchildren, 10-month-old Isabella Gonzalez and 13-year-old Dominick Cashatt. The four were found dead Jan. 7 in upstairs bedrooms after the blaze.

The Rockford Register Star reports that more than 200 mourners attended services at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The fire destroyed the home. It was the first fatal fire in Rockford since 2010.
















 



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