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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Donald Leo Hastings, Jr. of Edwardsville,
4who passed away on June 1, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Donald Hastings, Jr. was born on May 30, 1952, in
6Alton; his parents were Donald and Harriet (Zoleman) Hastings;
8    WHEREAS, Donald Hastings, Jr. attended Southern Illinois
9University in Edwardsville and was the first student trustee in
10Illinois to serve both campuses at Edwardsville and Carbondale;
12    WHEREAS, Donald Hastings, Jr. was a long-standing member of
13the Lewis and Clark Historical Society; as a member, he helped
14society leadership to procure federal and State funding to
15build the Lewis and Clark State Historical Site in Hartford,
16served on the design team for the site and its exhibits, and
17successfully secured grant money to erect a replica of Camp
18River Dubois; he served as President of the Society during the
19Bicentennial, earning Hartford the designation of Site #1 on
20the Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail; and
21    WHEREAS, Donald Hastings, Jr. served as the Democratic



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1Committeeman for Precinct #4, a position held by his
2grandmother for 52 years; and
3    WHEREAS, Donald Hastings, Jr. is survived by his parents;
4his children, Alexis (Rennie) Mead and Cameron (Jennifer)
5Hastings; his significant other, Kathryn Hymel, and her
6children, Rick Solomon and Christian (Jamie) Luetkemeyer; his
7siblings, Douglas (Kathleen) Hastings, Pamela (Lawrence)
8Perlmutter, Celeste (Gregg) Korte, Kathleen (Kevin) Walker,
9Elizabeth (Theodore) Petersen, Kimberly (Brett) Wolff, and
10Jennifer Moehlmann; his grandchildren, Rowan, Finnian, and
11Auden Mead and Avan and Cade Luetkemeyer; and his many nieces
12and nephews; therefore, be it
14ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we, along with his
15family and friends, mourn the passing of Donald Leo Hastings,
16Jr.; and be it further
17    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the family of Donald Hastings, Jr. as an
19expression of our sympathy.