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Full Text of SR1175  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Kevin McRae of Bethalto, who passed away
4on October 31, 2015; and
5    WHEREAS, Kevin McRae was born on July 31, 1953 to Dale and
6Lois McRae; he received his degree in accounting, with honors,
7from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; he married
8Stacy Vig on November 20, 1982; and
9    WHEREAS, Kevin McRae worked for the Boeing Corporation for
1038 years; since 1993, he served as Fort Russell Township
11Supervisor; he previously served 2 terms on the Bethalto School
12Board; he coached numerous youth baseball and basketball teams;
13he and his wife also found time to run a bookkeeping and tax
14business; and
15    WHEREAS, Kevin McRae enjoyed spending summer days by the
16pool with his family and tending to his tomato plants and
17flowers; he also enjoyed golf and thinking up nicknames for
18people and animals; he was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and
19had an extensive personal library, including several books on
20the Civil War; his faith was important to him, and his dogs,
21Ellie and Cele, and his cat, Maggie, were his constant
22companions; and



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1    WHEREAS, Kevin McRae was preceded in death by his parents;
2his infant sister, Lori McRae; his nephews, Thomas Rice and
3Jayson Ostrom; his niece, Danna McRae; his mother and
4father-in-law, Desmond and Pauline Vig; and his sister-in-law,
5Dulcy Paquette; and
6    WHEREAS, Kevin McRae is survived by his wife, Stacy; his
7children, Gordon McRae (Nicole), Jared McRae (Nicole), Katie
8McRae, and Michael McRae (Samantha Arview); his grandchildren,
9Jack, Miranda, and Sam; his 6 siblings, Steve McRae (Holly),
10Dan McRae (Susan), Terri Downs, Tom McRae (Patti), Barb Bryant
11(Steve), and Jeff McRae (Tina); his sister-in-law, Paula Ostrom
12(Ron Moulds); his brother-in-law, Tom Paquette (Janice); his
13wife's cousin, Nancy Reeder (Cliff); and numerous nieces,
14nephews, and cousins; therefore, be it
16ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
17Kevin McRae, and extend our sincere condolences to his family,
18friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Kevin McRae as an expression of our
21deepest sympathy.