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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Giles Ronald Weigandt of Moline, who
4passed away on July 6, 2015; and
5    WHEREAS, Giles Weigandt was born in Moline on August 7,
61932 to Arnold and Hannah Schiller Weigandt; he served in the
7United States Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955; he
8graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island in 1956 with a
9master's degree in psychology; and
10    WHEREAS, Giles Weigandt worked as a mortuary assistant for
11Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd. in Moline from 1985 to
122010; prior to that, from 1957 to 1973, he was the manager of
13Weigandt's Meat Market and Specialty Store in Moline; he was
14also a well-known handwriting analyst and consultant to
15lawyers, police, and the public; and
16    WHEREAS, Giles Weigandt studied commercial art and
17graduated from the Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis; he was
18a speaker to hundreds of area groups on handwriting analysis
19and a teacher of handwriting analysis since 1971 at area
20community colleges and adult education facilities; he was
21President of the Illowa Handwriting Analysis Club since 1970
22and a member of the American Association of Handwriting



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1Analysts; he conducted workshops for other professional
2graphologists and wrote an instruction book on handwriting
3analysis, which was used in teaching classes; he volunteered
4for programs on handwriting analysis at various nursing homes
5and hospitals; and
6    WHEREAS, Giles Weigandt was a member of the Moline Veterans
7of Foreign Wars and the Moline American Legion; he was a life
8member of Trinity Lutheran, where he had been a choir member
9for 62 years and served for several terms on church council and
10on various task forces; he was also a church soloist at many
11churches in the area; since its founding in 1949, he had been
12active in the Quad-City Music Guild through 1977, singing in 35
13of their productions; he was a member of the Metropolitan Opera
14Guild since 1955; he was also a funeral soloist for many of the
15area funeral homes; and
16    WHEREAS, Giles Weigandt traveled in every state, plus
17several foreign countries; he was the family historian and kept
18many local pictures with family going back to the 1890s,
19including historical notes and pictures on Moline's 7th Street
20area; he kept a large library at his home; he was also an
21artist and painted many landscapes; and
22    WHEREAS, Giles Weigandt was preceded in death by his
23parents and his sister, Corrine Tiedge; and



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1    WHEREAS, Giles Weigandt is survived by his brothers and
2sisters, Dale Weigandt, Pat (Bob) Kleinsmith, Janice Allinger,
3and Randy (Penny) Weigandt; therefore, be it
5ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
6Giles Ronald Weigandt, and extend our sincere condolences to
7his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
9    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
10presented to the family of Giles Weigandt as an expression of
11our deepest sympathy.