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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Larry Owen Tadlock, D.V.M. of the Quad
4Cities, who passed away on October 5, 2022; and
5    WHEREAS, Dr. Tadlock was born to Helen (Shull) and Grant
6Owen Tadlock in Moravia, Iowa on June 5, 1933; he served in the
7U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956, where he worked as a small arms
8weaponry instructor before being stationed in Germany; he
9married JoAn Callen in Moravia on January 10, 1954; he earned
10his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University
11in 1962; and
12    WHEREAS, Dr. Tadlock joined the veterinary practice of Dr.
13Ralph Ruggles in Moline in 1962; he was a partner at a clinic
14in Granite City from 1965 through 1971; he joined the Rock
15Island Animal Hospital as a partner in 1971, retiring as its
16sole proprietor in 2010; he also helped in the creation of the
17Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities; and
18    WHEREAS, Dr. Tadlock joined Rotary International in
19Granite City in 1969, and he was a member of the Rock Island
20Rotary Club from 1971 until his passing; he served the club and
21the district in numerous capacities, including as president
22and as a 15-year member and three-year chair of the Rotary



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1Group Study Exchange Committee; he also maintained a perfect
2attendance record for nearly 40 years; and
3    WHEREAS, Dr. Tadlock was a skilled and accomplished
4woodworker; he enjoyed traveling with his family, including to
5Buffalo River in Arkansas, Yellowstone National Park, Lake
6Rathbun, and a special camping trip to the Oregon Coast with
7his wife; his passion for backpacking led him to the bottom of
8the Grand Canyon and back, Glacier National Park, and various
9parts of the Colorado Rockies; he led 29 canoeing trips to the
10Boundary Waters of Canada; and
11    WHEREAS, Dr. Tadlock was preceded in death by his son,
12Mark Tadlock; his siblings, Basil Tadlock and Imogene Tisue;
13and his parents; and
14    WHEREAS, Dr. Tadlock is survived by his wife, JoAn; his
15daughters, Larianne (Chuck) Richards, Sherri (Craig) DeVrieze,
16and Jann (Dan) Koert; his grandchildren, Dillon (Molly) Behr,
17Ryan Proctor, Sabrina (Eladio) Pena, Adam (Samantha) Tadlock,
18and Jesse (Maxine Robles) Topping; his 11 great-grandchildren;
19his three great-great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Joe
20Tadlock, Irene Brooks, and Naomi Hutt; therefore, be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1Larry Owen Tadlock, D.V.M. and extend our sincere condolences
2to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
3it further
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Dr. Tadlock as an expression of our
6deepest sympathy.