OGLE COUNTY (WREX) — Longtime Ogle County public official Kim Gouker has died, according to multiple county board members. Gouker passed away in his sleep, according to the board members.
According to Gouker’s Linked-In page, he was first elected to the Ogle County board in 1996. Gouker was elected to the position of the board chairman in 2012.
From 1971 to 1973 Gouker attended Rock Valley College where he earned a two-year Associate of Arts degree and went on to study at Illinois State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in math, business and economics, according to his page.
The Republican board member owned an insurance, annuities and tax preparation business in Ogle County.
Funeral services have not yet been announced. 13 WREX will provide updates on services as they become available.
In a statement sent to 13 WREX late Tuesday, Ogle County Board Member Benjamin Youman said: