LVFD reorganized for 2023, honor retirees


January 5, 2023

Greg Pohlmeier (right), Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department's fire chief, recognizes Bob Menke as he retires for his many years of service.

The Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department saw two veteran fire fighters retire in 2022. Bob Menke is a 46 year veteran, and Bob Theer a 34 year veteran. The men were recognized during the December meeting of the LVFD.

Mr. Menke has served from 1976 to 2022 and joined when Arnold Krebsbach was fire chief. He was a member of the original EMT squad in Lawrence and served as fire chief from 1998 until 2002.

Mr. Theer served his community from 1988 to 2022. He joined when Ed Ostdiek was fire chief and continued for 34 years. He served as fire chief from 1993 to 1995.

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