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West Branch mayor Mark Worrell dies after heart attack

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WEST BRANCH (KWWL) -

The city of West Branch is mourning the sudden loss of its mayor, Mark Worrell, who died from a heart attack on Monday.

He was 52 years old.

Worrell was first elected to the West Branch City Council in November 1995. 

He served on the city council for 17 years until he was appointed mayor to fill the term of Don Kessler, who also died in office while recovering from heart surgery.

Worrell was then elected to a four-year term the following November, and would have served until the end of 2017.

With the passing of Mark Worrell, Mayor Pro Tem Colton Miller will assume the duties of mayor.


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