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92nd General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express their sincerest condolences to the family and friends
 4    of J. Robert Vonachen, who passed away on August 4, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Born  on  April  23,  1917 in Peoria, J. Robert
 6    Vonachen is the son of the late Dr. John and  Isabel  Schulte
 7    Vonachen;  he married Helen Jean Brown on February 4, 1938 in
 8    St. Louis, Missouri; and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. Vonachen attended Washington  University  in
10    St. Louis; and

11        WHEREAS,  Working  in  the insurance, paper distribution,
12    and sanitary  supply  industries,  Mr.  Vonachen  established
13    Vonachen  Industrial  Supplies  in 1947, retiring in 1982; he
14    was  a  member   of   the   International   Sanitary   Supply
15    Association,  where he received the industry's "Distinguished
16    Service Award"; and

17        WHEREAS, Mr. Vonachen was a member of the Rotary Club  of
18    Peoria and Standardized Sanitation Systems; and

19        WHEREAS, The passing of J. Robert Vonachen will be deeply
20    felt  by  all  who  knew  and loved him, especially his wife,
21    Helen Jean; his sons,  Jay  (wife,  Betty)  and  Rudy  (wife,
22    Carol);  his  daughters,  Susan  (husband, William) Davidson,
23    Cassie (husband, Michael) Schmidt, and Amy  (husband,  Chuck)
24    Poparad;  his sister, Molly McKown; his 13 grandchildren; and
25    his 14 great-grandchildren; therefore, be it

27    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
28    all who knew him, the death of J. Robert Vonachen of  Peoria,
29    Illinois; and be it further

30        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
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 1    presented to the  family  of  J.  Robert  Vonachen  with  our
 2    sincere condolences.

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