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Full Text of SR0829  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of James "Jim" Bernhard of West Frankfort,
4 who passed away on August 4, 2008; and
5     WHEREAS, James "Jim" Bernhard was born June 6, 1935, in
6 West Frankfort, to Stephen and Regina (Harr) Bernhard; he
7 married Judith Woods on October 15, 1955; and
8     WHEREAS, He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in
9 West Frankfort, a charter member of Knights of Columbus and a
10 member of Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge in West Frankfort, and UMWA
11 2250; he was also a former school board member, city
12 councilman, and Rend Lake Conservancy Board member; and
13     WHEREAS, He was preceded in death by his parents; his
14 brother, Charles; his sisters, Susan Baumann and Betty Eadie;
15 and his grandson, Michael Dale Smith Jr.; and
16     WHEREAS, He was a loving husband, father and grandfather;
17 he is survived by his wife, Judy Bernhard; his three daughters,
18 Jayma and Gary Tucker, Jill and Ed Blades, and Joni and Mike
19 Smith; his seven grandchildren, Tara Wilce, Allyson Tucker,
20 Jimmy Blades, Morgan, Ty, Garrett, and Drew Smith; his three
21 brothers, Steve, Ted, and George Bernhard; his three sisters,



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1 Mary Louise Stocker, Jean Walsh, and Carolyn Knottleson; his
2 many nieces and nephews; and his special dog, Sassy; therefore,
3 be it
5 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
6 his family and friends, the passing of James Bernhard; and be
7 it further
8     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9 presented to the family of James Bernhard as a symbol of our
10 sympathy.