Ottumwa community pay respects to fallen hero

The Ottumwa community came out to pay respects to a fallen hero.

Flags lined the Jefferson Street Bridge as a procession and the remains of Lance Corporal Adam Wolff were transported to Reece Funeral Home.

Wolff was killed in action in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. He grew up in rural Wapello County and was a 2006 graduate of Cardinal High School. Wolff was 25-years old.

The procession consisted of Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids Police, military vehicles, Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders, the family of Wolff, and the hero.

Veterans, Scouts, and members of the community lined the streets and waved flags as the procession made its way to the funeral home.

Following the procession, a viewing was held for the public. Those that came out for the procession and viewing wanted to thank the hero for his service and comfort the family.

"It's very important for the Scouts to be involved in this. A big part of our mission is our Cub Scout and Boy Scout promises, which are our duty to God and country. The Boy Scouts and the Cub Scouts have a real affinity for coming here and serving, and it will be very important for them in the future. Something that they will remember always, said Shelley Morgan, of Cub Master Pack 2.

The funeral for Lance Corporal Adam Wolff is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Bridge View Center. At the conclusion of the service, the burial will be at Fiedler Cemetery.