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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of the Honorable J. Lawrence Keshner of Alton on
 4    Saturday, November 6, 1999; and

 5        WHEREAS, He was born in Alton on March 18, 1938, the  son
 6    of the late Charles J. and Margaret L. Keshner; and

 7        WHEREAS,  A  1962  graduate  of  St. Louis University Law
 8    School, he was a special  agent  in  the  Federal  Bureau  of
 9    Investigation;  upon  returning  to  Alton, he entered into a
10    private law firm practice; and

11        WHEREAS, Judge Keshner served  as  an  assistant  state's
12    attorney in Madison County, and was the attorney for the City
13    of  Alton; in 1989, he was appointed as an associate judge in
14    Madison County and was elected a Madison County Circuit Judge
15    in 1996, where he served until the time of his death; and

16        WHEREAS, Judge Keshner served on the board  of  governors
17    for  the Illinois Bar Association, was on the board for Saint
18    Anthony's Health Center, the American Heart Association,  the
19    American Lung Association, and was a member of the Knights of
20    Columbus;  he  was  involved in numerous civic organizations;
21    and

22        WHEREAS, His passing will be deeply felt  by  his  family
23    and friends, especially his wife, Mary Margaret; his sons and
24    daughters-in-law, Joe Keshner, Michael and Stacy Keshner, and
25    Charlie and Erin Keshner; his daughters and son-in-law, Maria
26    and  John  Sommerhof,  Ann Keshner, and Margaret Keshner; his
27    grandchild, Margaret  Jocelyn  Sommerhof;  and  his  brother,
28    Terry Keshner; therefore, be it

30    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note  with  sorrow
31    and regret the death of the Honorable J. Lawrence Keshner and
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 1    extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends; and
 2    be it further

 3        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 4    presented to his widow, Mary Margaret Keshner.

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