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Full Text of SR0646  93rd General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 learned with shock and sadness of the untimely death of Gary E.
4 Egbers of Bloomington on Monday, July 19, 2004; and
5     WHEREAS, Mr. Egbers was born on January 29, 1950 in Quincy
6 to Harold and Mildred Manlove Egbers; he married Jan Van Dyke
7 on December 22, 1967 in Bloomington; and
8     WHEREAS, Mr. Egbers was a graduate of Normal Community High
9 School and a 1972 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University; and
10     WHEREAS, He founded Commercial Packaging Company in Normal
11 in 1983 out of his home and in 1991 added facilities in
12 Middleton, Wisconsin; the company was named the Illinois Small
13 Family Business of the Year in 2001; and
14     WHEREAS, Mr. Egbers was named to the Illinois Wesleyan
15 University Board of Trustees in 1994 and served as chairman of
16 the Development Committee for the Board of Trustees; he was
17 actively involved in many local charities and was instrumental
18 in the early development of the Beyond the Books Program in
19 Bloomington-Normal; and
20     WHEREAS, He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and
21 Bloomington Country Club; he was a pilot and enjoyed golf; he
22 was devoted to his family and friends and inspired those around
23 him with his creative enthusiasm; and
24     WHEREAS, The passing of Gary E. Egbers has been deeply felt
25 by many, especially his wife, Jan; his parents, Harold and
26 Mildred; his daughter, Lori (James) Morris; his sons, Aaron
27 (Lora) Egbers, Harrison Egbers, and Thomas Egbers; his sister,
28 Cheri Stellaccio; his brother, Gregg (Laura) Egbers; and his
29 grandchildren, Austin, Alexandra, Nicholas, Julia, James, and



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1 Ella Rose; therefore, be it
3 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
4 Gary E. Egbers, and we extend our deepest sympathy to his
5 family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
6 further
7     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
8 presented to the family of Gary Egbers as an expression of our
9 sincerest condolences during their time of bereavement.