Firelands Trustee Kreager passes away


Firelands Electric Cooperative District 2 Trustee Lowell Kreager passed away on December 6 following a short illness.

He had served on the cooperative’s board of trustees for more than 31 years. After first being appointed to an open seat in 1986, Kreager was then selected as vice president in 1999.

Kreager was a strong advocate for Firelands Electric Cooperative and the members of District 2. He always believed the importance of co-op people at the national and local levels working together as one with a member-first focus that is responsive to member needs.

“Kreager always valued his relationships with legislators and looked after the best interests of our rural members,” said Firelands Electric General Manager April Bordas. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lowell and we express our deepest sympathy. Everyone who works with Firelands Electric is a member of the cooperative family, and we are all saddened by this loss.”

A retired vocational agriculture teacher with South Central Local Schools, Kreager worked for the United States Department of Agriculture Statistics Service and the Ohio Seed Improvement Association. He was a restored antique tractor enthusiast who liked to attend shows, and lived in the rural Greenwich area.

Kreager always enjoyed spending time with family, including his three grown children and six grandchildren living in Ohio and Maryland.