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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Walter F. Aerne of Glen Carbon, who
4passed away on February 12, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Walter Aerne was born in Granite City to Henry O.
6and Rose M. (DeGonia) Aerne on April 22, 1930; he served in the
7United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean
8War and was active with the U.S. Marine Corps Band; he married
9Lucile E. Colin in Glen Carbon on May 19, 2007; and
10    WHEREAS, Walter Aerne was the co-founder and owner of AMSCO
11Mechanical, Inc. in Granite City; he served as President of
12Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing, Heating
13and Cooling Contractors (PHCC) for 30 years, which created the
14Walt Aerne Leadership Award to recognize significant
15leadership contributors to the organization; and
16    WHEREAS, Walter Aerne was a member of the Illinois PHCC and
17served as the Chairman of the statewide convention for many
18years; he served as a Trustee for the Plumbers Local #360 and
19Steamfitters Local #439; and
20    WHEREAS, Walter Aerne had a love of music and the trumpet
21that continued throughout his lifetime; he cherished his



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1children and grandchildren and took joy in being among his
2family and friends; and
3    WHEREAS, Walter Aerne was preceded in death by his parents;
4his son, Dean Aerne; his grandson, Shane Aerne; his brothers,
5Clarence and Art Aerne; and his sisters, Anna May Foster, and
6Roselee Hoelter; and
7    WHEREAS, Walter Aerne is survived by his wife, Lucile; his
8daughters, Jorja (Kent) Dickemann, Jo Aerne, and Debra Aerne
9(Kristopher Loewe); his son, David (Melissa) Aerne; his
10stepsons, James Chambers, and Christopher (Pam) Chambers; his
11grandchildren, Nathan (Laura), Meagan (fiance Brent), Clayton,
12Dane, and Caleb; his honorary grandson, Josh; his
13step-grandchildren, Ashley (Brad), Katie, Gus, Caroline, Max,
14Olivia, Sam, Alyssa, and Leslee; his great-granddaughter,
15Margo; his step-great-granddaughter, Kendyll; many nieces and
16nephews; and other extended family and friends; therefore, be
19ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
20Walter F. Aerne, and extend our sincere condolences to his
21family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Walter Aerne as an expression of our
3deepest sympathy.