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Full Text of SR0508  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Robert E. "Bob" Jordan of Naperville, who
4 passed away on December 15, 2007; and
5     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan was born on April 2, 1952 in
6 Aurora; his parents were Clifford and Annie (nee Schmidt)
7 Jordan; and
8     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan received his bachelor's degree in
9 Latin from North Central College and his bachelor's degree in
10 Spanish from Northern Illinois University, where he also earned
11 his master's degree; and
12     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan was a former teacher in the West
13 Aurora School District; at the time of his passing, he was
14 working with students in a District 203 transitional program to
15 help students move from school into the work force; and
16     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan was an active and devoted member
17 of the Naperville Noon Lions Club after transferring from the
18 Big Rock Lions Club in 1992; he served as Raffle Chairman and
19 Social Services Chairman, where he was instrumental in
20 increasing the budget to over fifty thousand dollars per year;
21 he also served as a board member and as club President from



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1 1988 until 1992; he was a very active promoter of the Lions Ski
2 for Sight Program, attending many area zone and club meetings
3 to raise funds for the program, and was always willing to
4 participate in any and all of the clubs fundraising activities;
5 he was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in
6 2001, the Lions highest honor, in recognition of his devotion
7 to the Lions Club and was the first member of the club to
8 receive the Lions District 1-J, George Lazansky award; and
9     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan was an active participant in the
10 Organ Transplant Support and Juvenile Diabetes Research
11 Foundation, where his life long struggle with diabetes and his
12 sense of humor served as an inspiration to those in need; and
13     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan was an active member of St.
14 Timothy Lutheran Church in Naperville, where he participated in
15 CHRP, Men's Bible Study, and the greeting and reading at
16 services; and
17     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan was a devoted fan of the Chicago
18 Cubs; and
19     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan was preceded in death by his
20 parents; and
21     WHEREAS, Robert E. Jordan is survived by his wife, Peggy



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1 Martin Jordan; his daughter, Jenny (Thomas) Lemmons; his
2 children, Grace, Victor, and Rosie Yaguchi; his
3 granddaughters, Savannah and Madison Lemmons; his sister,
4 Kathy (Chuck) Lesnik; his nieces, Liz (Paul) Stein and Natalie
5 (Todd) Buelow; and his special cousin, Dale (Andrea)
6 Burchfield; therefore, be it
8 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
9 his family and friends, the passing of Robert E. Jordan; and be
10 it further
11     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12 presented to the family of Robert E. Jordan as an expression of
13 our sympathy.