Hoffman Estates officials past and present are remembering former village trustee Lloyd Boester, who passed away last month at the age of 78.
Boester served on several Hoffman Estates committees, as well as on the village board for about a decade beginning in the late '90s. After his tenure he moved to Genoa with his wife, Joan, to live near their son and grandchildren.
Fellow former trustee Ray Kincaid said Boester played an important role in the discussion of complicated and sometimes controversial issues.
"He was pretty much a rock, and a calming personality," Kincaid said. "He was a very thoughtful person. He didn't speak a lot, but when he did it had a lot of meaning. Lloyd was just a great team player."
Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod said he and current Trustee Gary Stanton attended Boester's services in Genoa during one of last month's snowier days.
"We always value the service of everyone," McLeod said. "Lloyd served this village well. We don't forget our people."