CASHTON (WKOW) -- Family and friends gathered in Cashton to pay respects to a young man who died from injuries suffered in an accident on the day he was to be married.
Jacob Gronemus, 22, suffered third-degree burns over 75 percent of his body in a welding accident October 1. He died Saturday at the University Hospital burn unit -- the day he was to marry 19-year-old Ashley Kast.
But tears turned to laughter Wednesday as family and friends shared their memories of Jake. Kast says it was a year ago that he proposed. She says they went squirrel hunting and she came back with a ring.
Jake's family says he was a role model at home for his three younger siblings, at school and on the football field.
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