A note from SCC President Ron Chesbrough and Board Chair Rose Mack: SCC Trustee William T. Lohmar Jr. passed away on Wednesday, May 6, after a long-term illness. Judge Lohmar will be missed by all who knew him. SCC is deeply indebted to Judge Lohmar for his service to the community. Our thoughts are with his family.
Judge William T. Lohmar Jr. was re-elected in April 2014 for a six year term. In April 2012 he was elected to the final two years of a six-year term that became open when his son, Timothy Lohmar, was elected as a judge in Missouri’s 11th Judicial Circuit. William Lohmar was appointed to the SCC Board of Trustees in January 2011. He was the Board vice president.
Lohmar was a senior judge for the state of Missouri, the St. Charles City Municipal Judge and the senior partner with Lohmar, Staebell and Burlison LLC. Lohmar also served as 11th Circuit Court Judge from 1978-1996 and 2004-2010. He was a partner in the law firm of Lohmar & Lohmar from 1997-2003. He began his judicial career in 1974 as a Magistrate Judge in St. Charles County.
As an advocate of education and professional development, Lohmar served as an instructor at Lindenwood University and the former St. Mary’s College in O’Fallon, Mo. His service also included positions as instructor and panelist for both the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev., and the State of Missouri Judicial Education Committee for the Office of State Court Administrator in Jefferson City, Mo.
Lohmar was a member of the St. Charles County Bar Association where he was a past president. He was a member of the Parkside Senior Citizens Retirement Center Board of Directors and was a past board president for the Jaycees Parkside Village. Lohmar was a past congregational president and member of St. John United Church of Christ.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Southeast Missouri State University and his juris doctorate degree from St. Louis University School of Law.
Lohmar and his wife, Shirley, have one child (Timothy) and two grandchildren. He and his wife lived in St. Charles County since 1972.