State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

   [ Search ]   [ PDF text ]   [ Legislation ]   
[ Home ]   [ Back ]   [ Bottom ]



 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  wish to express their sincere condolences to
 4    the family and friends of Donald G. Benoit, who  passed  away
 5    on September 18, 2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Donald  Benoit was born on February 22, 1926 in
 7    Kankakee, Illinois to Joseph A. and Irene Prairie Benoit; and

 8        WHEREAS, Mr. Benoit enlisted in the United States  Marine
 9    Corps  and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II;
10    after his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1948,  he  began
11    farming  on  80  acres north of Bourbonnais along U.S. 45-52;
12    and

13        WHEREAS, The Benoit family continues to farm  parcels  of
14    land located north of Bourbannais and south of Kankakee; and

15        WHEREAS,   Mr.   Benoit   served  as  the  Otto  Township
16    Supervisor for the past 27 years following three years  as  a
17    Township  Trustee;  he  also  served 10 years on the Kankakee
18    County Farm Bureau Board and  9  years  on  the  Agricultural
19    Stabilization and Conservation Service, now known as the Farm
20    Service Agency; and

21        WHEREAS,  In  1998,  Mr.  Benoit was named "Friend of the
22    Fair" in recognition of his decades of  support  and  service
23    for  the  Kankakee County Fair, in which his west pasture was
24    always reserved for overflow parking at the fairgrounds; and

25        WHEREAS, Along with his wife,  Barbara,  Mr.  Benoit  was
26    recently  named  as  The  Daily  Journal's Farm Family of the
27    Year; in addition, they were named as the "Conservation  Farm
28    Family  of  the Year" in 1993 by the Kankakee County Soil and
29    Water Conservation District in response to their careful  use
30    of agricultural chemicals and strong conservation ethics; and
                            -2-                LRB9210154RHrh
 1        WHEREAS,  The  passing of Donald G. Benoit will be deeply
 2    felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife of 51
 3    years, Barbara; his sons, Mark (wife, Debbie) Benoit,  Andrew
 4    Benoit, and Joseph (wife, Paula) Benoit; his daughters, Julie
 5    (husband,  Jack) Austin, Claudette (husband, Don) Hernenover,
 6    Denise Benoit, Mary Ellen (husband,  Jim)  Azzarelli,  Marcia
 7    (husband,  Tom)  Wheeler,  and  Jennifer  (husband,  Randall)
 8    Senesac;  his  sisters,  Bernice  Buckley, Rosemary (husband,
 9    Raymond) Senesac, Theresa  Ciaccio,  Eloise  (husband,  Jack)
10    Martin,  Joan (husband, Gerald) McGinnis, and Joyce (husband,
11    Doug) Altmyer; his brothers, Jerome (wife, Betty) Benoit  and
12    Maurice   Benoit;   and   his   21   grandchildren   and  one
13    great-grandchild; therefore, be it

16    we mourn, along with all who knew him, the death of Donald G.
17    Benoit of Kankakee, Illinois; and be it further

18        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
19    presented to the family of Donald G. Benoit with our  sincere
20    condolences.

[ Top ]