Gerald L. Kuehn spent years responding to water main breaks, sometimes in the early morning, late night or weekend hours, and oftentimes in weather that was rather inclement.
Over the years, he received numerous written accolades for his efficiency and professionalism. On Tuesday, he got another one — a resolution of appreciation from the Oak Creek Common Council, which commended him after his retirement from the Oak Creek Water & Sewer Utility.
"Kuehn has been a valuable employee during his years of dedicated service by virtue of his self-sacrifice and many tireless hours responding to the calls of (Oak Creek) citizens," according to the resolution.
Kuehn worked more than 33 years for the water utility. He was promoted in 1989 to senior utility service worker, a position in which he tested and repaired water meters, maintained gas monitoring detectors and conducted a year-end distribution and meter inventory.
He was also known for being organized and meticulous in his record-keeping, according to the resolution.