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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Monsignor Virgil W. Mank, who passed away
4on June 28, 2016; and
5    WHEREAS, Msgr. Mank was born in New Baden to William C. and
6Louise A. (Weirich) Mank on December 25, 1939; and
7    WHEREAS, Msgr. Mank was ordained as a Priest at the
8Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield on May
922, 1965; and
10    WHEREAS, Msgr. Mank began his service in the Diocese of
11Springfield as Associate Pastor of St. Agnes Parish in
12Springfield from 1965 to 1969 and at Saint Elizabeth Parish in
13Granite City from 1969 to 1970; beginning in 1970, he served
14for five years as the Chaplain of the Newman Community at
15Eastern Illinois University in Charleston; he returned as
16Associate Pastor to SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Collinsville
17from 1975 to 1977 and as Co-Administrator at St. Mary in
18Taylorville and St. Rita in Kincaid from 1977 to 1979; he was
19named Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption in Sainte Marie and
20St. Valentine at The Bend from 1979 to 1981; he served as
21Pastor at St. Cecelia in Glen Carbon from 1981 to 1988, at
22Saint Ambrose in Godfrey from 1988 to 2004, and at Saint Jerome



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1in Troy from 2004 to 2009; and
2    WHEREAS, Msgr. Mank was appointed Dean of the Alton Deanery
3in 1987 until his retirement in 2009; he served as Parochial
4Administrator of the Diocese from October 3, 1999 to December
519, 1999; he received the honor as Chaplain to his Holiness
6(Monsignor) by St. John Paul II on February 19, 2002; and
7    WHEREAS, Msgr. Mank was preceded in death by his parents;
8his brother, Louis A. Mank; and his brothers-in-law, William
9Wadlow and Richard Geir; and
10    WHEREAS, Msgr. Mank is survived by his sisters, Darlene
11Wadlow, and Mary Geir; his brothers, Billy (Connie) Mank, James
12(Lynne) Mank, and Timothy (Michelle) Mank; and many nieces,
13nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; therefore,
14be it
16ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
17Monsignor Virgil W. Mank, and extend our sincere condolences to
18his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
20    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
21presented to the family of Msgr. Mank as an expression of our



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1deepest sympathy.