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SR0217 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Senate  of  the  State  of
 3    Illinois  were  saddened  to  learn  of  the death of Chester
 4    Milton De Graff of South Holland on June 22, 2003; and

 5        WHEREAS, Mr. De  Graff  was  born  in  South  Holland  on
 6    October 19, 1922; he was the oldest child of Isaac and Minnie
 7    De  Graff;  he  grew  up  in South Holland and graduated from
 8    McKinley Grade School and Thornton High School; and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. De Graff valiantly served his country in the
10    U.S. Army during World War II from  December  of  1942  until
11    November  of 1945; he worked for 11 years at Bliss & Laughlin
12    in Harvey, 2  years  at  Union  Realty  Mortgage  Company  in
13    Chicago,  and  28  years  at  First  Savings  & Loan of South
14    Holland, where he was Executive Vice President; and

15        WHEREAS, Mr. De Graff and Henrietta Dykstra were  married
16    on  November  8,  1946;  Mr. De Graff was an active member of
17    First Reformed Church of South Holland throughout his  entire
18    life,  where  he  served  as  deacon;  he  was  a  member and
19    treasurer of Calvin Christian School Board and served on  the
20    finance committee at Illiana Christian High School; and

21        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  Chester  M. De Graff has been
22    deeply felt  by  all  who  knew  him,  especially  his  wife,
23    Henrietta  De  Graff  (nee Dykstra); his sons, Don (Nyla) and
24    Roger (Patti); his grandchildren, Cari Lee (Kyle)  De  Young,
25    Chad  Alan  (Jen) De Graff, David Lee (Nicole) De Graff, Curt
26    Alan De Graff, Cristi Lynn De Graff, and Debra Lynn De Graff;
27    and his great-grandchildren, Luke Alan De Young,  Anna  Grace
28    De  Young,  Audra  Claire  De Graff, Sara Grace De Young, and
29    Maggie Joan De Graff; therefore, be it

31    OF  THE  STATE  OF  ILLINOIS,  that  we  mourn the passing of
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 1    Chester  Milton  De  Graff,  and  we   extend   our   sincere
 2    condolences  to  his  friends,  family,  and all who knew and
 3    loved him; and be it further

 4        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 5    presented  to  the  family  of  Chester Milton De Graff as an
 6    expression of our deepest sympathy.