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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Roland W. Knecht of Bunker Hill, who
4passed away on October 30, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, Roland Knecht was born in Alton on November 17,
61946 to Wilbur H. and LaVerne (nee Gabriel) Knecht; he married
7Susan A. (nee Baxter) Knecht in Bonita, California; and
8    WHEREAS, Roland Knecht served in the United States Navy for
922 years; he also worked as a farmer; and
10    WHEREAS, Roland Knecht was a member of American Legion Hall
11Post 578, 4-H, and the Country Bible Church in Bunker Hill,
12where he served as a Trustee; he was a John Deere enthusiast;
14    WHEREAS, Roland Knecht was preceded in death by his
15parents; and
16    WHEREAS, Roland Knecht is survived by his wife, Sue; his
17children, Jody (Ken) Reeves, Ronald Knecht, Kim (Jim)
18Walsworth, Kenneth Kerns, and Kevin (Nedra) Kerns; his
19grandchildren, Jama Reeves, Quinton Reeves, Kathleen
20Walsworth, Casandra Walsworth, Aaron Walsworth, Mark Kerns,



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1Michael Kerns, Ashley Kerns, Joe Rieser, Jimmy Rieser, Skylar
2Rieser, and Brelynna Rieser; his great-grandchildren, Blake
3(Michelle) Rieser, Allison Rieser, and Christopher James
4Rieser; his siblings, Loren (Diane) Knecht, Russell (Roberta)
5Knecht, Janet (Harold) Tackett, and Arlean (Sonny) Balai; and
6several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews;
7therefore, be it
9ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
10Roland W. Knecht, and extend our sincere condolences to his
11family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
13    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14presented to the family of Roland Knecht as an expression of
15our deepest sympathy.