An Elburn resident was among 10 Aurora University faculty and staff members honored by colleagues at a retirement reception at the Aurora Country Club.
Each retiree received a memento. Retirees contributed a combined total of 263 years of service to the university.
Stan Pistorius served as a university grounds worker from 1980 to 1985 and as grounds manager from 1986 to 2010. During his first five years, he served under his father, George, who was grounds manager from 1963 to 1986. Together, their service totaled 53 years. Pistorius plowed snow, mowed, edged, mulched, raked, trimmed trees and bushes, and performed other grounds-maintenance activities. Additionally, he maintained university vehicles and equipment, including mowers, snow removal equipment and tractors.