April 20, 2007

Wife of Nationally Recognized Ultra-Marathon Runner Dies in House Fire

The wife of a well known marathon runner has died in a house fire on the south-side of Sheboygan. Gail Pirrung is the wife of Roy Pirrung, a nationally recognized ultra-marathoner who writes a weekly column for The Sheboygan Press. The fire that appeared to be started by smoking materials, was concentrated in the living room area. The two alarm fire was out within 8 minutes.

All the neighbors could do was watch. They tried banging on the doors and windows, but nobody showed. Fearing that opening a door or window may cause more harm, they just stood outside and waited for the fire fighters to arrive.

All of our prayers go out to Gail's husband Roy and their children.