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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Donald E. "Don" Mullins of Moline, who
4passed away on June 30, 2018; and
5    WHEREAS, Don Mullins was born in Green Castle, Missouri to
6Earl and Grace (Swanson) Mullins on March 26, 1937; he was a
7veteran of the United States Army; he married Wilma Atherton,
8and she preceded him in death; he later married Norma J. Estes
9in Coal Valley on April 25, 1998; and
10    WHEREAS, Don Mullins worked at John Deere and retired after
1130 years; and
12    WHEREAS, Don Mullins attended Eagle Summit Church; he
13enjoyed fishing and shrimping in Florida and spending time with
14his family; and
15    WHEREAS, Don Mullins was preceded in death by his first
16wife, Wilma; his parents; his stepdaughter, Linda Arnett; his
17two brothers; and his three sisters; and
18    WHEREAS, Don Mullins is survived by his wife, Norma; his
19stepdaughter, Cathy Atherton; his stepson, Randy (Chris)
20Atherton; his stepson-in-law, Gary Arnett; his



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1stepgrandchildren, Ben Arnett and Brian Arnett; his
2stepdaughter, Carol (Gary) Buck; his stepsons, Tim (Fran) Estes
3and Jon (Tabatha) Estes; his stepdaughter, Leia (Tom) Peterson;
4his ten stepgrandchildren; his seven stepgreat-grandchildren;
5his special cousin, Wilma; and his special friend, Dr. Ed
6Clemmons; therefore, be it
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
9Donald E. "Don" Mullins and extend our sincere condolences to
10his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
12    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13presented to the family of Don Mullins as an expression of our
14deepest sympathy.