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 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

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 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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