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92_SR0281 LRB9211323RHrh 1 SENATE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to 3 express their sincere condolences to the family and friends 4 of Frederick W. "Coach" Brenzel, Jr., who passed away on 5 November 14, 2001; and 6 WHEREAS, Frederick W. Brenzel, Jr. was born on August 6, 7 1926 in Staunton, Illinois to Frederick "Alabam" and Anna 8 Zang Brenzel; he married Wanda Wilson in 1947 in Clarksville, 9 Tennessee; and 10 WHEREAS, Mr. Brenzel, a graduate of Southern Illinois 11 University at Carbondale, was a teacher and coach at Staunton 12 High School; he also taught in Auburn, Edwardsville, and 13 Litchfield; and 14 WHEREAS, Mt. Brenzel was a veteran of the United States 15 Navy; in addition, he played minor league baseball in the St. 16 Louis Browns organization and was a baseball coach in 17 Nicaragua for three years; and 18 WHEREAS, Mr. Brenzel was a member of St. Michael's 19 Catholic Church in Staunton, the Illinois Football Hall of 20 Fame, Staunton Knights of Columbus 2197, and Staunton VFW 21 Post 1241, a life member of the Staunton Optimists Club, and 22 a guidance counselor for handicapped children at Southern 23 Illinois University at Carbondale; and 24 WHEREAS, The passing of Frederick W. Brenzel, Jr. will be 25 deeply felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his 26 wife, Wanda Brenzel; his daughters, Janet (husband, Kirk) 27 Kramer, Susan McBride, and Sherry (husband, Mike) Pirok; his 28 son, Fred J. (wife, Lisa) Brenzel; his grandchildren; his 29 great-grandchildren; his half sister, Anne Schaefer; and his 30 several nieces and nephews; therefore, be it 31 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL -2- LRB9211323RHrh 1 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with 2 all who knew him, the death of Frederick W. Brenzel, Jr. of 3 Staunton, Illinois; and be it further 4 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 5 presented to the family of Frederick W. Brenzel, Jr. with our 6 sincere condolences.
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