State Flag At Half-Mast In Honor Of Nurse, EMT

Kelly Raether Passed From COVID-19 Complications On Nov. 26

Half-mast flag
Neva Swensen

Flags in Wisconsin are being flown at half-staff Saturday to honor a nurse and fire department EMT who died from complications of COVID-19.

Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order to honor Kelly Raether. Flags in the state are to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday.

The 42-year-old Raether died on Nov. 26. Her sister, Kari Raether, said Kelly Raether was exposed to the virus in the line of duty for the Ixonia Fire Department and was sick for about a month before she died.

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Raether taught nursing students at Carroll University in Waukesha.