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Friends remember man killed in grain bin accident


by John Wilmer

AURORA (KWWL) -- It's only the second full day of fall and the harvest has barely gotten started, but tragedy has already struck in eastern Iowa. It happened Wednesday night at the Aurora Elevator, located in northern Buchanan County.

Emergency crews recovered the body of Paul Nurre late last night. Now friends, family, and co-workers are trying to cope with the fact that this good man is now gone.

David Young, the owner of the Aurora Elevator, worked with Nurre for 30 years.

"It's pretty tough. He's the guy, the go to guy. You didn't have to tell him what to do he just went in and did what needed to be done and never asked questions. He was just a great employee," said Young.       

Employees reported Nurre missing in the afternoon. Young says there are many dangers you have to face when working at an elevator.

"We've got fork lifts, the grain bins, and just a lot of things, moving parts, the augers, a lot of stuff going on that you need to be careful."

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Medical Examiner are investigating Nurre's death.

Friends say he was one of a kind.        

"He is going to be greatly missed here. He was a great guy. Everybody loved him," said Young.

Nurre's visitation is scheduled for Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm at the Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point The funeral is scheduled for 10:30 Monday morning at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Strawberry Point.

Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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