REED CITY — A former Reed City school board trustee passed away last week.
Jason Proefrock passed away May 12 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Proefrock graduated from Reed City High School in 1995 and served on the Reed City Public Schools Board of Education.
Proefrock was elected to the school board in 2016 and served until he officially resigned in April.
Reed City School Board President Jesse Kailing said he knew Proefrock from going through Boy Scouts together.
“He was a really good community member and father,” Kailing said. “He really cared about other people and put them before himself.”
At a meeting of the Reed City Area Public Schools Board of Education on May 16, trustees presented Proefrock with a Distinguished Service Award in commemoration of his years of service to Reed City schools and the community.
Kailing said Proefrock will be missed tremendously but leaves behind a legacy that will be hard to forget.
“He had a personality that resonated with other people that would make everyone better,” Kailing said.