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Full Text of SR0664  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Marvin W. Lassen,
4U.S. Army (Ret) of Moline, who passed away on November 1, 2021;
6    WHEREAS, Marvin Lassen was born to Roy and Lillie (Myrick)
7Lassen in Doniphan, Missouri on October 30, 1927; he married
8Bertha Dowd in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on June 11, 1955; and
9    WHEREAS, Marvin Lassen served in the U.S. Army; he retired
10after 25 years of service in 1971; after retiring, he worked at
11the Rock Island Arsenal for 20 years and retired as Director of
12Communications; and
13    WHEREAS, Marvin Lassen was a member of Riverside United
14Methodist Church in Moline, the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club,
15the Quail Village Golf Club in Naples, Florida, and the
16Kiwanis Club of Moline; he was an avid golfer, and he was proud
17to make a hole-in-one at the age of 83; and
18    WHEREAS, Marvin Lassen was a loving husband, father,
19grandfather, and friend; and
20    WHEREAS, Marvin Lassen was preceded in death by his



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1parents; his granddaughter, Elise Lassen Dondanville; and his
2brothers, Raymond Lassen and Luin Lassen; and
3    WHEREAS, Marvin Lassen is survived by his wife of over 66
4years, Bertha; his daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley (Ronald)
5Gusta and Deborah (Neil Ealy) Lassen-Ealy; his grandchildren,
6Aaron Michael Gusta, Eva (Matt) Schmid, and Louis "Alex"
7(Jade) Dondanville; his great-grandson, Bennett Schmid; and
8his extended family, Jeff (Leigh) Gusta and their children,
9Austin (Callie) Gusta and Aidan Gusta, James (Jennifer) Ealy
10and their children, Alyssa and Zander, and Tara (Tiffany) Ealy
11and their children, Bentley and Avery; therefore, be it
13ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
14Lieutenant Colonel Marvin W. Lassen U.S. Army (Ret) and extend
15our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all who
16knew and loved him; and be it further
17    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the family of Marvin Lassen as an expression of
19our deepest sympathy.