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Full Text of SR0404  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Donald L. Orso of Herrin, who passed away
4 on October 21, 2007; and
5     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso was born on November 24, 1930 in
6 Herrin; his parents were Bob and Sarah (Sowman) Orso; he
7 married Dorothy Duncan, who preceded him in death in 1975; he
8 married Marilyn (Edmonds) Swan on November 20, 1976 in Marion;
9 and
10     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso was a veteran of the Korean War;
11 and
12     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso retired from Consol Coal and was a
13 member of United Mine Workers of America; he was a former
14 member of the Illinois State Mining Board and served as a
15 marketing representative for the Illinois State Treasurer; and
16     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso became an alderman of the City of
17 Herrin in 2001, following the retirement of his wife; he
18 successfully ran in the aldermanic election of 2003; he
19 resigned as alderman on June 1, 2006; he also served as a
20 Democratic Precinct Committee member; and



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1     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso was a member of the American Legion
2 in Freeman Spur and a lifetime member of Herrin Elks; and
3     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso was preceded in death by his
4 parents, Bob and Sarah, and his first wife, Dorothy; and
5     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso is survived by his loving wife,
6 Marilyn Orso; his sons, Bruce L. (Elizabeth) Orso and Keith
7 Orso; his stepdaughter, Ivana Jo Swan; his stepdaughter and
8 son-in-law, Consi and Ed Kubitz; his grandchildren, Brandi
9 Hudson, Cody J.W. Hudson, Chad Orso, Curt Orso, Dylan Orso, and
10 Kyle (Megan) Orso; his brother, William (Shirley) Orso; his
11 sisters, Shirley Patrick and Reba (Carl) Harrison; his numerous
12 nieces and nephews; his many close friends; and his buddy,
13 Rascal the one-eyed cat; and
14     WHEREAS, Donald L. Orso will be remembered by all who knew
15 and loved him as a good person and as a dedicated city
16 official; therefore, be it
18 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
19 his family and friends, the passing of Donald L. Orso; and be
20 it further
21     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be



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1 presented to the family of Donald L. Orso as an expression of
2 our sympathy.