- Fairbury News staff
Former mayor remembered
Tributes to Fairbury city alderman and former mayor Lynn Dameron continue to be shared virtually and around town after he passed away earlier this week.
In addition to his longtime service on the Fairbury City Council and as mayor of Fairbury, Dameron was the previous owner of Indian Creek Realty and operated Dameron Plumbing.
“It is with a broken heart that I have to tell you the original founder of Indian Creek Realty, my mentor and very good friend, Lynn Dameron, passed away today,” Indian Creek Realty owner Jill Thompson said on the business Facebook page Wednesday.
The City of Fairbury issued this statement online: “The entire City of Fairbury staff, along with the Dameron family, mourns the loss of Alderman Lynn Dameron. He gave selflessly to this community for many years and we will feel his loss indefinitely. May you rest peacefully, Lynn. We'll take it from here.”
The mayor issued a message about Dameron’s passing.
“The City Council and staff will miss Lynn’s usually spirited, sometimes heated and always thoughtful debate on the City Council,” said Mayor David Slagel. “Lynn came to meetings prepared, informed and when necessary ready to battle while remaining open to discussion and others’ points of view.”
Slagel encouraged everyone to celebrate Dameron’s life and service, assuring residents his legacy will live on in Fairbury.
In addition to his service to the city, Dameron also served on the Fairbury Jaycees. Dameron was instrumental in securing funding for the new City Hall building, North Park and a fire engine.
“He was a beloved husband, dad, papa, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved him,” stated Dameron’s obituary.
A funeral service is planned for Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Fairbury with a visitation prior to the service from 1-3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Boy Scout Troop #1870 or SELCAS, both of Fairbury.