The Kane County Board today (Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020) fondly remembered the life of Warren Kammerer, Jr., the first elected chairman of the Kane County Board.
Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen led the board in a moment of silence and praised Kammerer’s contributions to the board and to the community. He then presented Virginia Kammerer, Warren’s wife of more than 50 years, with a plaque of the resolution he signed into action.
Kane County Board member John J. Hoscheit, who represents the county’s 12th District, said Kammerer lived in his district and was a good friend.
“When Warren was elected, he was recognized for his bipartisan cooperation with the board,” he said. “Every time we lose someone (like Kammerer), I wonder, ‘How are you going to replace people like that?’ ”
The full resolution is below.
RECOGNIZING WARREN LOUIS KAMMERER, JR.
1925 – 2020
WHEREAS, Warren L. Kammerer, Jr. was born on November 6, 1925 in Pecatonica, Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Warren served his family as the eldest of eight children during the Great Depression, establishing a work ethic that he displayed his entire life; and
WHEREAS, Warren served his country by enlisting in the United States Army near the end of WWII, where he was assigned to the Counterintelligence Corps of the Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency; and
WHEREAS, Warren served his community by earning a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois in 1951, then working at Firestone for many years, culminating with managing his own store in St. Charles for over 30 years; and
WHEREAS, Warren served his fellow citizens by his involvement in civic affairs, including being a delegate to the 1992 Republican National Convention and becoming the first popularly elected Chairman of the Kane County Board, where he was instrumental in significant infrastructure and financial reforms; and
WHEREAS, Warren served his God as a faithful member of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles; and
WHEREAS, Warren was joined in his service by Virginia, his beloved wife of more than 50 years, along with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Kane County Board recognizes and expresses its gratitude for the life and service of Warren Louis Kammerer, Jr, the first popularly elected Chairman of the Kane County Board.