RHINELANDER - On Friday, July 10, the captain of the Pine Lake Fire Department passed away. A.J. Wege had been a member of the department since he was just 14 years old. Family members said that Wege loved what he did, and loved helping others.
We told you about Wege's battle with Cystic Fibrosis back on Father's Day of this year. About a year ago, he found out he needed a lung transplant, but over the past few months, his condition didn't get any better.
"He began to go through the process to get ready for that [the transplant], but he could never seem to get his health exactly where he needed to have it for eligibility for the lung transplant list," said Terri Hook, Wege's aunt.