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Local farmer, 29, dies from injuries sustained in fall from silo

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Feb 20, 2014 at 10:29 PM

A rural Monroeville man who fell about 30 feet from a grain silo in January has died.

Andrew Robert Bischoff, 29, died Monday at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was taken after the Jan. 11 fall at 4541 Dogtown Road in Sherman Township.

Bischoff, who served as farm manager at Triple H Farms, was climbing a ladder on the outside of the silo when he fell from about 25 to 30 feet, Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said.

Beck's department received the call about 9 a.m. and sent 10 firefighters in two trucks to the scene. They assisted North Central EMS crews in providing life support and preparing him for the trip to Cleveland in a medical helicopter. However, due to rain and high winds, the call for the helicopter was canceled and Bischoff was transported by ambulance.

Bischoff leaves behind a wife, Sheri L. (Ruffing) Bischoff, whom he married Feb. 6, 2010 at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church, and three children, D.J. Ruffing, Ava A. Bischoff and Mataya M. Bischoff.

Other survivors include his parents, Ronald A. and Linda R. (Wise) Bischoff of Monroeville; brothers and sister-in-law, Brian A. and Michelle L. Bischoff of Republic, David M. Bischoff of Willard and Allen J. Bischoff of Willard; and numerous and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.

A fund for his children is being organized, and the family requests expressions of sympathy be directed to that in lieu of flowers.

To read the full obituary, click HERE.

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