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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Edwina Froehlich of Inverness, who passed
4 away on June 8, 2008; and
5     WHEREAS, Edwina Froehlich was the co-founder of La Leche
6 League International, the breastfeeding support group; the
7 group was founded in Franklin Park in 1956 to discuss
8 breastfeeding issues among women; the group is in every U.S.
9 state and in 68 different countries; and
10     WHEREAS, Edwina Froehlich was a member of the Board of
11 Director and served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-Chairman
12 of the group over the years; she worked at La Leche
13 International from 1956 until her retirement in 1983 as the
14 Executive Secretary; and
15     WHEREAS, She was born on January 5, 1915 in Bronx, New
16 York; she attended Mundelein College in Chicago; she married
17 John Francis Froehlich and together they had three children;
18 and
19     WHEREAS, She is preceded in death by her husband; and
20     WHEREAS, Edwina Froehlich is survived by her sons, Paul,



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1 David, and Peter; her three daughters-in-law; and her nine
2 grandchildren; therefore, be it
4 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
5 her family and friends, the passing of Edwina Froehlich; and be
6 it further
7     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
8 presented to the family of Edwina Froehlich as a symbol of our
9 sympathy.