MAQUOKETA, Iowa — A Maquoketa (muh-KOH'-kih-tuh) man has died after being severely burned in a fire at his auto shop.
Authorities say 75-year-old James "Jim" Bealer died Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1BVUMek ) that Maquoketa Police Chief Brad Koranda says officers responded to a caller on Feb. 26 who said a man's clothing had caught fire. Koranda says Bealer had been using a blowtorch at his shop.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday in Maquoketa at Carson Celebration of Life Center.
Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com