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Full Text of HR0129  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Steven
4R. "Steve" Allendorf of Galena, who passed away on February
512, 2021; and
6    WHEREAS, Steve Allendorf was born to Kenneth "Pete" and
7Ada (Hunzelman) Allendorf on February 10, 1956; he grew up on
8his family's farm on Gear Street; he attended St. Mary's
9School, where he served as a hall monitor; he attended Galena
10High School as a member of the class of 1974; he earned his
11Associate in Police Science from Rock Valley College; he later
12obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Dubuque;
13he married Dianne Brown at St. Mary's Church in Elizabeth in
14July 1977, and they had one child, Christopher, born in 1984;
16    WHEREAS, Steve Allendorf started his career in law
17enforcement when he was still in high school; he worked at the
18old jail of the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office under
19then-Sheriff Marlo Specht; he eventually became a deputy
20sheriff; he then worked as a patrolman with the Galena Police
21Department and was promoted to sergeant; he was also an EMT
22with the Galena Ambulance; and



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1    WHEREAS, While serving the Galena Police Department, Steve
2Allendorf was elected sheriff in 1986; he was reelected four
3times; he served as the president of the Illinois Sheriff's
4Association; he was also selected to attend the FBI's National
5Academy for local and state law enforcement; he retired in
62005 after 19 years of service; and
7    WHEREAS, After retiring as sheriff, Steve Allendorf worked
8for several architectural firms that specialized in government
9buildings; he also worked part time for the Elizabeth and
10Stockton Police Departments and as a substitute teacher; he
11served as the vice chair of the Jo Daviess County Board; and
12    WHEREAS, Steve Allendorf loved to travel alongside his
13wife; he was proud of his son Chris and enjoyed seeing his son
14sworn in as the Jo Daviess County State's Attorney in January
152021; and
16    WHEREAS, Steve Allendorf was proud of his law enforcement
17service and grateful for the relationships he made through the
18years; he was proud to see his employees and colleagues
19succeed and achieve their own dreams; he was a firm believer in
20second chances; and
21    WHEREAS, Steve Allendorf was preceded in death by his
22parents; his grandparents, John and Anna Allendorf and Ivan



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1and Emilie Hunzelman; and his uncles and aunts, Melvin and
2Betty Schultz, John "Bud" Allendorf, Charles and Mary Schultz,
3and Patricia Bruns; and
4    WHEREAS, Steve Allendorf is survived by his wife; his son
5and his granddog, Baron; his stepmother, Mildred (Stoewer) and
6her family; his brothers, Kenny (Carol) and Tom (Karen); his
7sister, Margaret (Steve) Vandermyde; his nieces and nephews;
8his aunt, Vivian Allendorf; his uncle, Gerald (Pauline)
9Allendorf; his numerous cousins; his father-in-law, James
10(Betty) Brown; his mother-in-law, Patricia Brown; his
11brothers-in-law, Mark (Becky), Mike (Jane), David (Dena), and
12Kevin (Dana) Brown; his sister-in-law, Kathy (Rex) Kreuder;
13and his numerous nieces and nephews; therefore, be it
16we mourn the passing of Steven R. "Steve" Allendorf and extend
17our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all who
18knew and loved him; and be it further
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Steve Allendorf as an expression of
21our deepest sympathy.