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Full Text of SR0996  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Mike Shea of Pekin, who passed away on
4October 8, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Mike Shea was born in Peoria to James D. and Ruth
6A. Marchino Shea on July 19, 1940; he married Trudy Ann Durbin
7in Pekin on October 12, 1963; and
8    WHEREAS, Mike Shea served in the United States Air Force
9National Guard and worked for Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation,
10from which he retired; and
11    WHEREAS, Mike Shea was a member of St. Joseph Catholic
12Church in Pekin; he was active in the Knights of Columbus,
13Cursillo, the We Are the Church spiritual renewal program, and
14the Prison Ministry; he was a basketball coach at St. Joseph
15Catholic School and a Committee Representative for the United
16Steel Workers; he was a foster parent to over 300 children; and
17    WHEREAS, Mike Shea was an avid Cardinals fan; he was a
18devoted father, grandfather, brother, and friend; he was his
19grandchildren's biggest fan; and
20    WHEREAS, Mike Shea was preceded in death by his parents;



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1his wife, Trudy; his son, Dennis Shea; his granddaughter,
2Carolyn Jane Shea; his sister, Delia Ryan; and his brother,
3James Shea; and
4    WHEREAS, Mike Shea is survived by his daughter, Denise
5Goessman; his grandchildren, Alli (Ryan) McClanahan, Natalie
6Shea, Shea Goessman, William Shea, Elizabeth Shea, and Addison
7Goessman; his sisters, Mary (Robert) Gover, Ann (Robert)
8Hickey, Pat (Jay) Bednar, and Fran (Joe) Crusen; his brothers,
9John (Pat) Shea M.D., Tom (Ann) Shea, Tim (Mary) Shea, and Pete
10Shea; his brother-in-law, Jack Ryan; his sister-in-law, Cathy
11Shea; his daughter-in-law, Jessica Shea; his many nieces and
12nephews; his companion, Brenda Simon; therefore, be it
14ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
15Mike Shea an extend our sincere condolences to his family,
16friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further
17    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the family of Mike Shea as an expression of our
19deepest sympathy.