MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV) -- UPDATE: Members of the Alburnett Fire Department are remembering Curtis Schantz as a caring person, who they say would do anything for others.
Schantz held the role as captain during a period with the fire department. He also was a farmer, and he ran an electrical company. Some of the younger firefighters on the force looked to him as mentor.
Alburnett Fire Marshal, and former fire Chief Ron Hoover says, "Just his personality, Curtis's personality is that he's a helper, and a giver. So anything anybody needs he'd gladly help out, and give direction, and encourage them.”
Schantz was also very active with in the community, especially his church. The fire department says they will plan a memorial for him very soon. We will let you know when they pick a time and place.
UPDATE: The Alburnett Fire Department said Curtis Schantz was a firefighter with them for 33 years.
This is according to a Facebook post stating "Alburnett Fire lost a good man, firefighter, mentor, and friend today. Curtis Schantz served on the fire department for 33 years. His knowledge and experience will be greatly missed. Please pray for his family."
Marion Police tell TV9 a man died after his own pickup truck rolled on top of him at a Dairy Queen drive thru.
Officers say this was around 11:50 a.m. Monday at the Eagleview Drive Dairy Queen.
They say Curtis Schantz's pickup truck broke down while he was waiting in the drive thru.
Schantz got out to repair it and the F Series Super Duty truck rolled on top of him.
Crews rushed him to the hospital where he died.
Schantz was 74 and from Alburnett.