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Funeral services set for skydiver killed over the weekend

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(KMOV) -- Services for 24-year-old Jonathan Bullar will be held this week, according to family.

Bullar was killed on Saturday during a jump at the Archway Skydiving Center, near Vandalia, Illinois.

The Fayette County Coroner plans an autopsy for Monday. Bruce Bowen said Bullar's parachute deployed, but not in time for it to be effective.

Officials will be looking at a backup device which is supposed to release a chute at a low altitude if the skydiver fails to deploy the main parachute. The Fayette County Coroner tells News 4 the device did not deploy.

Bullar's family says Bullar recently began skydiving and has jumped around eight times. He planned to earn his skydive certification.

Bullar grew up in Maryland Heights and worked in construction. His family says Bullar lived for adventure.

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The funeral is set for Thursday at noon at the same location. Burial will immediately follow the funeral service. Bullar will be laid to rest at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Jonesburg, Missouri.

Bullar's uncle set up a memorial fund to help the family pay for funeral expenses. Donations for the Jon Bullar Donation Fund will be accepted at the St. Louis Firefighters Credit Union at 5530 Fyler Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139.  

"He's the guy that loved life. He never held back and he lived it to the fullest," said Chad Hansen.

Visitation for Bullar will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles:

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