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Full Text of SR0105  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Robert E. "Bob" Rehse of Joy, formerly
4of Moline, who passed away on February 15, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Bob Rehse was born to William Benny and Ella
6Therese (Thater) Rehse in Moline on October 12, 1941; he
7attended McKinley Grade School in Moline; during his
8childhood, he was very active in Boy Scouts, earning many
9merit badges, awards, and medals, along with his older
10brother, Bill, and their father, who was the scout leader; he
11held many odd jobs in his youth, including rolling papers for
12the rural routes at the Moline Dispatch during high school; he
13graduated from Moline High School in 1959 and then studied to
14become a tool and die maker; and
15    WHEREAS, Bob Rehse was employed at John Deere Harvester
16Works for a few years before being drafted into the U.S. Army,
17where he served as a Huey helicopter mechanic with the 1st
18Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during the Vietnam War from 1965
19to 1967; he then resumed his job at John Deere, where he worked
20for 42 years until his retirement in 2001; and
21    WHEREAS, Bob Rehse was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching
22the races on TV; he also enjoyed watching cooking shows and the



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1occasional football game; and
2    WHEREAS, Bob Rehse was preceded in death by his parents
3and his brother; and
4    WHEREAS, Bob Rehse is survived by his niece, Traci (Brent)
5Gonet and family, and his special friends, Mike and Christine
6Frieden and family; therefore, be it
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
9Robert E. "Bob" Rehse and extend our sincere condolences to
10his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
12    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13presented to the family of Bob Rehse as an expression of our
14deepest sympathy.