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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    extended  their  sincerest  condolences  to  the  family  and
 4    friends  of  Edwin  M. Schroeder, who passed away on June 11,
 5    2002; and

 6        WHEREAS, Edwin M. Schroeder, who  was  born  in  Chicago,
 7    worked  in  Zenith Electronics Corporation's Chicago plant to
 8    pay   for   attending   the   University   of   Illinois   at
 9    Urbana-Champaign, where he  earned  a  bachelor's  degree  in
10    business; he received a law degree from DePaul University and
11    eventually  served  as  Zenith's  corporate  secretary before
12    retiring in 1982; and

13        WHEREAS, Mr. Schroeder served in the United  States  Army
14    in  Europe  during  World War II and met his wife, Esther, in
15    1947 at an Amvets dance; they married in 1948  and  moved  to
16    Grayslake in 1949; and

17        WHEREAS,  Mr. Schroeder served as mayor of Grayslake from
18    1977 to 1989; during his tenure, Grayslake's population  grew
19    by  more than 20 percent; in addition, he started the process
20    that would connect the village to Lake Michigan water;  after
21    he  left office, Mr. Schroeder remained active in Grayslake's
22    civic affairs; and

23        WHEREAS, Mr. Schroeder was involved in several  Grayslake
24    civic  organizations,  including  the Lions Club, of which he
25    was president for 2 terms; and

26        WHEREAS, The passing of Edwin M. Schroeder will be deeply
27    felt by all who knew and  loved  him,  especially  his  wife,
28    Esther;  his  sons,  Edwin Jr. and Evan; his daughter, Esther
29    DiMatteo; his sisters, Bernice Bartell and  LaVerne  Heelein;
30    his  seven  grandchildren;  and his four great-grandchildren;
31    therefore, be it
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 2    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
 3    all who  knew  him,  the  death  of  Edwin  M.  Schroeder  of
 4    Grayslake, Illinois; and be it further

 5        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 6    presented to the  family  of  Edwin  M.  Schroeder  with  our
 7    sincere condolences.

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