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Full Text of SR0789  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Fred T. Heinritz of Appleton, Wisconsin,
4who passed away on July 24, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Fred Heinritz was born in Appleton, Wisconsin to
6Fred C. and Rose (Steidl) Heinritz on November 16, 1923; he
7attended St. Joseph Middle School and Appleton West High School
8and enrolled at the University of Notre Dame; his college days
9were interrupted by World War II when he enlisted in the United
10States Army in 1942 and became a B-17 pilot; he flew missions
11over Germany from bases in England; he was discharged in 1945
12and returned to Notre Dame for his graduation in 1947; he
13married Gretchen Esche in 1949; and
14    WHEREAS, Fred Heinritz worked at Appleton Coated for 40
15years from 1947 until 1987; and
16    WHEREAS, Fred Heinritz served his community as a member of
17the Appleton Area Jaycees, the Boy Scouts of America, and the
18Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club; he had many interests and
19loved traveling the world with Gretchen and the Notre Dame
20Alumni Association; he was an avid outdoorsman and fondly
21recalled traveling to Alaska, British Columbia, and the
22Northwest Territories to hunt mountain sheep; he loved to hunt



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1ducks, grouse, pheasant, and deer and fishing for trout on his
2property on the Little Wolf River in Waupaca County, that he
3purchased in 1961 and remains in the family to this day; and
4    WHEREAS, Fred Heinritz was preceded in death by his
5parents; and
6    WHEREAS, Fred Heinritz is survived by his wife, Gretchen;
7his sons, Rick Heinritz and Charles (Karen) Heinritz; and his
8grandchildren, Laura, Molly, and Dan (Tracy); therefore, be it
10ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
11Fred T. Heinritz, and extend our sincere condolences to his
12family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
14    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15presented to the family of Fred Heinritz as an expression of
16our deepest sympathy.