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World War II veteran gets whopper of a send-off in York with drive through Burger King

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Linda Phiel places a Whopper Jr. sandwich from Burger King on the casket to be buried with her father David Kime, Jr. at Prospect Hill Cemetery in York, Pa. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Phiel and other mourners went through the drive-through at Burger King and each got the hamburger to honor Kime, Jr. who loved fast food. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

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By The Associated Press
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, 5:46 p.m.
 

Mourners at a York County fast-food fan's funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse — and the rest of the procession — to make one last drive-thru on the way to the cemetery.

David Kime Jr. “lived by his own rules,” said his daughter, Linda Phiel. He considered the lettuce on a burger his version of healthy eating, she said.

To give him a fitting send-off on Saturday, the funeral procession stopped at a Burger King where each mourner got a sandwich for the road.

Kime got one last burger, too, the York Daily Record reported. It was placed atop his coffin in the cemetery.

Phiel said the display wasn't a joke, rather a joyful way of honoring her father and the things that delighted him.

“He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms,” she said.

Kime, 88, a World War II veteran, died Jan. 20.

Restaurant manager Margaret Hess said she knew his face and his order. She and her crew made 40 burgers for the funeral procession.

“It's nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” she said.

 

 
 


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