Bachelor star Chris Soules did not attend the funeral of car crash victim Kenneth Mosher in Iowa on Monday.
Mosher’s funeral was held at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein, Iowa, where neighbor and long-time friend Phyllis Lentz estimated around 200 people attended the service.
“The pastor did a very good job,” Lentz told ET. “It was very nice. The family shared their memories of Kenny and it was a very beautiful service.”
Describing Mosher as a “well-liked person,” Lentz admitted that everyone is still coming to terms with the tragic loss.
"It's still very hard for the family to accept the fact that he's gone,” Lentz said. “They are doing well in the respect that they realize this is a part of life and they will have to continue on.”
Speaking out about Soules’ involvement in the incident, Lentz said both families were struggling with the circumstances.
"It's just a really sad situation for both families. It's hard," Lentz said.
The friend added that the Mosher family were “overwhelmed” by the outpouring of love and support from their local community, where farmers have offered to help with the rest of their crop.
The funeral featured a performance by local artist Jack Carpenter, who played the guitar and sang "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art."
The day before the service a visitation was held, where around 600 people paid their respects to the family, including Aurora mayor David Young
“I thought they were doing quite well, for losing a father and husband,” Young remarked. “A lot of people and friends [are] there to pay their condolences.”
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