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Full Text of SR0727  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Donald "Don" E. Tallent of Colona, who
4passed away on June 27, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Donald Tallent was born in Moline to Wayne and
6Carolyn (Foss) Tallen on July 9, 1942; he served in the United
7States Army and was stationed in Korea; he attended the
8University of Iowa and married Sandra McKean in Las Vegas,
9Nevada on May 18, 1970; and
10    WHEREAS, Donald Tallent was a local community banker in the
11Colona area since 1973, starting with the Henry County Bank and
12staying through numerous mergers until his retirement from
13Black Hawk State Bank in 2004; and
14    WHEREAS, Donald Tallent was a very community-centered
15businessman in the Henry County area; he held numerous
16positions throughout his lifetime with the Lions Club of
17Colona; he was a member of the Colona School Board and served
18as Colona Township Clerk; he was a lifetime member of American
19Legion Post 1233 and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 680; and
20    WHEREAS, Donald Tallent enjoyed fishing, golfing, and many
21other outdoor activities with his family and friends; he was an



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1avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes; and
2    WHEREAS, Donald Tallent was preceded in death by his
3parents; and
4    WHEREAS, Donald Tallent is survived by his wife, Sandra;
5his four children, Rhonda Boutelle; Chad Johnson, wife, Cassie
6(Hayes) and their children, Brett Johnson and Amber (Ward)
7Johnson, and his great-granddaughter, Sophia Ward; Amy Park,
8husband, Chuck Park and their children, Charlotte, Paige, and
9Ella; Pamela Lewandowksi, husband, Brett and their daughter,
10Chloe; his mother-in-law, Elaine McKean; his only sibling,
11Joyce (Ketner) Tallent, husband, Blaine and their sons, Joe
12Ketner and Scott Ketner and their families; and his lifelong
13friend and guardian angel, Jim Hayes, who never left his side;
14therefore, be it
16ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
17Donald "Don" E. Tallent, 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 Donald Tallent as an expression of
22our deepest sympathy.