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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, Southern Illinois has lost a  valued  member  of
 3    the   community  with  the  death  of  Francis  Touchette  of
 4    Centreville Township, Illinois; and
 5        WHEREAS,  Francis  Touchette  was  the  retired  township
 6    supervisor for Centreville Township, a position he  held  for
 7    55 years; Mr. Touchette was the founder of Touchette Regional
 8    Hospital, Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation, East Side
 9    Health District, and Francis Touchette Charitable Foundation;
10    and
11        WHEREAS,  Francis  Touchette  was  a member of Immaculate
12    Conception Catholic Church in Centreville; he was a member of
13    Knights of Columbus Council 4596 of Cahokia, Moose Lodge  423
14    of  Cahokia,  the  Illinois Sheriff Association, the Illinois
15    Association of County  Board  Members,  Bi-State  Development
16    Commission   Agency,  a  fifty-year  member  and  three  time
17    chairman of the St. Clair County Board, and past chairman  of
18    St. Clair County Democratic Central Committee; and
19        WHEREAS,  Francis  Touchette  is  survived  by  his three
20    sisters, Josephine Tojo, Marie Edith Eilering,  and  Virginia
21    "Gin"  Tognarelli;  his brothers-in-law Leo "Pete" Tognarelli
22    and Edgar "Bud" Howell; his  sisters-in-law  Clara  and  Rose
23    Touchette,  and  Betty  Yovondich;  his many nieces, nephews,
24    great and great-great nieces and nephews, and  many  cousins;
25    therefore, be it
27    OF  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the death of Francis
28    Touchette, and send our sincerest condolences to  his  family
29    and friends; and be it further
30        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
31    presented to the family of Francis Touchette.

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