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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of William Carl Limacher, D.D.S. of Joliet,
4who passed away on January 4, 2015; and
5    WHEREAS, Dr. Limacher was born on August 29, 1916 in Joliet
6to Dr. John and Lillian Limacher; he graduated from St. Raymond
7Catholic School and attended De La Salle High School; he was
8the valedictorian of the first graduating class of Joliet
9Catholic High School; he played on the golf teams at De La
10Salle, Joliet Catholic, and Loyola; he graduated from Loyola
11Dental School in 1939 and was awarded the coveted Blue Key
12Award for Academic Excellence and the Omicron Kappa Epsilon
13National Honor Society for Excellence in Dentistry and
14Scholastic grades; and
15    WHEREAS, Dr. Limacher began his dental residency at the
16United States Marine Hospital on Staten Island, New York; after
17Pearl Harbor, he applied for a dental commission in the Dental
18Corp of the United States Navy and received the Commission of
19Lt. Junior Grade; before serving in Okinawa, he was stationed
20at the Naval Air Technical Training Base in Norman, Oklahoma,
21where he married Billie Louise Ratliff; and
22    WHEREAS, After the war, Dr. Limacher returned home to



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1Joliet, raised his family, and practiced dentistry for 75
2years, 24 of them with his father; and
3    WHEREAS, Dr. Limacher was President of the Aescalapian
4Society, President of the St. Raymond Holy Name Society, a
5founding Member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, President of
6the Joliet Catholic Parents Association, and President of the
7Joliet Country Club, where he was a member since 1946; he
8supported many charitable causes with his time, money, and
9dentistry; in 2005, he was awarded the De La Salle Award by
10Lewis University; he taught his entire family, children,
11grandchildren, in-laws, and great-grandchildren to play golf;
13    WHEREAS, Dr. Limacher is survived by his wife, Billie; his
144 children, William Patrick (Sandra), James Thomas (Agnes),
15Mary Therese (Ronald) Dell, and Susan Louise (Douglas) Parrett;
16his grandchildren, Eli (Jodi) Limacher, Kirk (Hillary)
17Limacher, Meghan (Brian) Grienenberger, Zachary Limacher,
18Catherine Limacher, Jacob (Caroline) Dell, Adam (Lisa) Dell,
19Mariah Dell, Elizabeth Dell, John (Crystal) Parrett, and Anne
20Parrett; and his great-grandchildren, Andrew, George, Henry,
21Ava, Audrey, and Amelia Limacher; therefore, be it
23ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1William Carl Limacher, D.D.S., and extend our sincere
2condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
3him; and be it further
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Dr. Limacher as an expression of our
6deepest sympathy.