Hundreds of firefighters expected at chief's funeral
A Mason County community and firefighters from across northern Michigan are mourning the loss of Custer Fire Chief John Allison.
Chief Allison passed away Monday night at a hospital in Grand Rapids after suffering from a cardiac complication.
The funeral and visitation will take place Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Pere Marquette Township. Visitation is from 1:30-3 p.m. with the funeral starting at 3.
Firefighters from across the area are expected to attend the funeral. Officials with Stephens Funeral Home said they expect as many as 800 people at Saturday's service.