Cottleville is renaming a portion of a road to honor longtime judge and St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees member William T. Lohmar Jr., who passed away in May.
The Cottleville Board of Aldermen approved a bill July 16 meeting renaming, to Lohmar Lane, a portion of St. Peters-Cottleville Road between the intersection of Weiss Road and Cottleville Parkway. The city is expected to install signage with the name change.
According to the bill, the board agreed “to honor the life and legacy of Judge Lohmar” by changing the name of St. Peters-Cottleville Road.
Lohmar was 68 when he died in May after a battle with cancer. He served as a judge for more than 29 years and as the presiding judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit from 1993-95. He served as municipal judge in St. Charles until resigning in April.
Lohmar also had served as a member of the St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees and was active with a number of other organizations, serving as president of the St. Charles County Bar Association, as a board member for Parkside Meadows Retirement Community, past president of Jaycee Fairgrounds Village and congregational president of St. John United Church of Christ in St. Charles.