Mayor praises Monticello alderman
MONTICELLO — The mayor says Vince Kuetemeyer cared about the city to the very end — when Monticello's two-term Ward IV alderman died from complications due to cancer.
Kuetemeyer had served on the city council since being elected in 2007, and earned another term in 2011.
"He really cared about his community," said Mayor Chris Corrie, who remembers times when Kuetemeyer addressed the council as a Kiwanis representative prior to being elected.
"My first impression of him was when he was on Kiwanis, he would come to meetings. He was a bold speaker," Corrie added.
Kuetemeyer, who died Monday, was a retired professor of industrial, technical and vocational education, teaching at both Texas A&M and LSU. He was also a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge and Kiwanis Club.