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Full Text of SR0073  102nd General Assembly

SR0073 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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SENATE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Merlin S. "Swanee" Swanson of Rock
4Island, who passed away on January 30, 2021; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Merlin Swanson was born in Creston, Iowa on April
610, 1925; he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; he
7married Marilyn Downs, and they enjoyed 67 years together; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Merlin Swanson worked at and retired as a general
9foreman of final assembly from the Rock Island Arsenal; he
10also performed work at the Rock Island Christian Care Center;
11and
 
12    WHEREAS, Merlin Swanson was an active member of Salem
13Lutheran Church in Moline and a long term active member of the
14Christian Motorcyclists Association; and
 
15    WHEREAS, Merlin Swanson traveled and won accolades as an
16inspirational speaker and as a member of the Quad Cities
17Toastmasters; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Merlin Swanson was preceded in death by his
19sisters, Ruth Swanson and Irene Gross, and his brothers, E.
20Allen and Dean Swanson; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Merlin Swanson is survived by his wife, Marilyn;
2his nephew, David (Judy); his great-nephew, Scott; his
3great-nieces, Katrina and Jennifer; his great-great-nephew,
4Graham; and his great-great-niece, Marissa; therefore, be it
 
5    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
6ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
7Merlin S. "Swanee" Swanson and extend our sincere condolences
8to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
9it further
 
10    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11presented to the family of Merlin Swanson as an expression of
12our deepest sympathy.