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Full Text of SR0566  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Clyde D. Meier Jr., who passed away on
4October 9, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Clyde Meier was born near Booneville, Arkansas to
6Mabel and Clyde D. Meier Sr. on July 6, 1925; his childhood was
7spent in Arkansas and Oklahoma before he eventually settled in
8Silvis, where he attended United Township High School in East
9Moline and was president of the class of 1943; he served in the
10U.S. Army Air Corps, where he trained as a navigator; after
11World War II, he attended Augustana College in Rock Island; he
12married Mary E. Termont in 1948 and earned a Bachelor of Arts
13in 1949; and
14    WHEREAS, Clyde Meier taught fifth, sixth, seventh, and
15eighth grades in a two-room schoolhouse in Barstow beginning
16in 1949; he became the principal of Wells School in East Moline
17in 1953; while serving as principal, he earned a Master of
18Science in Education from Western Illinois University; in
191962, he began serving as principal of Ridgewood School, and,
20in 1974, he became principal of McKinley School; from 1975
21through the end of his career in 1986, he served as the
22assistant superintendent and business manager of the East
23Moline school district; for many years during the summer, he



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1also worked as a surveyor for the City of Bettendorf, Iowa; and
2    WHEREAS, Clyde Meier was a member of St. Anne's Catholic
3Church in East Moline and was active in the Illinois Retired
4Teachers Association; he was a compassionate and generous man
5who never spoke ill of anyone; he and Mary enjoyed traveling,
6both abroad and in the United States, as well as attending
7plays and concerts; and
8    WHEREAS, Clyde Meier was preceded in death by his wife,
9Mary; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Helen (Suchy); and
10    WHEREAS, Clyde Meier is survived by his sons and
11daughters-in-law, Paul and Linda Meier, David and Sally Meier,
12and Alan and Mary Meier; his grandchildren, Meghan (Anthony)
13Ross, Alison (Joel Gentes) Meier, Erin Meier, Leah (Lance)
14Kennedy, Curtis (Kimberly) Meier, Brendan (Rebecca) Meier, and
15Travis Meier; his great-grandchildren, Landon and Simon Ross,
16Kellan, Evan, and Declan Kennedy, Rhodes and Xavier Gentes,
17and Nolan and Adeline Meier; and many beloved nieces and
18nephews; therefore, be it
20ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
21Clyde D. Meier Jr. and extend our sincere condolences to his
22family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it



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2    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
3presented to the family of Clyde Meier as an expression of our
4deepest sympathy.