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Full Text of SR0263  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Dale E. Rhodes of Colona, who passed
4away on April 28, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Dale Rhodes was born to Clarence and Pearl
6(Thomas) Rhodes in Lafayette, Indiana on October 19, 1938; he
7graduated from Fowler, Indiana High School in 1956, and he
8participated in basketball and track, setting the school
9record for the 100-yard dash in 1956; he served in the U.S.
10Army in Korea from 1956 to 1958, during which he played
11basketball for the Army; and
12    WHEREAS, After returning from military service, Dale
13Rhodes started working as a safety director for Ringle
14Express, Inc. in Fowler, Indiana; he married Marilyn Freeland
15at Sacred Heart Church in Fowler, Indiana on June 13, 1959;
16after Ringle Express opened a second location in the Quad
17Cities in 1960, he transferred to that location in Illinois;
19    WHEREAS, After retiring from the trucking industry, Dale
20and Marilyn Rhodes owned and operated Countryside Tearoom in
21their home while traveling across the Midwest to partake in
22craft shows; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dale Rhodes loved sports and coached little
2league basketball and baseball in Geneseo; his biggest joy
3came from watching his children, grandchildren, and
4great-grandchildren play sports and participate in
5extracurricular activities; and
6    WHEREAS, Dale Rhodes was preceded in death by his parents;
7his in-laws, Bernard and Catherine Freeland; his son-in-law,
8Richard Gilman; his brothers-in-law, James Freeland and George
9Grieves; his sisters-in-law, Joyce, Phyllis, Jan, and Mary
10Freeland; his niece, Mary Miller; and his nephew, Mark
11Grieves; and
12    WHEREAS, Dale Rhodes is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his
13sister, Doris Bird; his children, Cathy Gilman, Chris (Jim)
14Nordstrom, and Richard (Sofia) Rhodes; his grandchildren,
15Shane, Jenica (Blake) Scheib, Brenden (Erica) Nordstrom,
16Jamisen (Meghan) Nordstrom, Chance (Lexy) Nordstrom, Jarron
17Nordstrom, Elizabeth Rhodes, Olivia Rhodes, and Jennifer
18Rhodes; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews,
19brothers, sisters-in-law, and friends; therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
22Dale E. Rhodes and extend our sincere condolences to his



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1family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
3    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4presented to the family of Dale Rhodes as an expression of our
5deepest sympathy.