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Full Text of SR0954  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Pekin Mayor R. David Tebben, who passed
4 away on December 12, 2008; and
5     WHEREAS, He was born January 24, 1946, in Pekin to Robert
6 T. and Edna L. (Hecker) Tebben; he was a 1964 graduate of Pekin
7 Community High School, and he graduated in 1968 from the
8 University of Illinois with a bachelor of science degree in
9 finance; He was a member and past president of Lambda Chi Alpha
10 Fraternity; and
11     WHEREAS, He first worked as a District Sales Manager
12 representative for Pekin Insurance; he later purchased the
13 Kelly Insurance Agency, now known as Tebben Insurance Services
14 Inc.; he owned and operated the independent agency for the past
15 38 years; he also was a member of the national faculty for the
16 Agency Management for the Society of Certified Insurance
17 Counselors (CIC); and
18     WHEREAS, He was a past faculty member at both Eureka
19 College and Illinois Central College; he was first elected to
20 the Pekin City Council in 1987 and was re-elected in 1991; he
21 served both terms as Commissioner of Public Health and Safety;
22 in 1995 he won his first term as Mayor, and in 1999 he won a



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1 second term, and was reelected Mayor in 2007; and
2     WHEREAS, During his time as Mayor he represented Pekin at
3 the local, regional and State level through many organizations
4 such as president of the Heart of Illinois Mayors' Association
5 and as vice president of the Illinois Municipal League; he had
6 a great love for Pekin and participated, supported, and led
7 many community events and organizations, including the United
8 Way of Pekin and the former Pekin Jaycees; and
9     WHEREAS, He was a past president and current ex-officio
10 member of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
11 and served as a presenter and moderator for its annual
12 Leadership Academy; he was the first clue writer and medallion
13 hider for the annual Pekin Marigold Festival; he served as the
14 emcee for the annual Miss Marigold Pageant; he was a member of
15 the Kiwanis Club of Pekin, Pekin Moose Family Center 916, Pekin
16 Elks Lodge 1271, and Empire Lodge 126, Ancient Free and
17 Accepted Masons in Pekin; and
18     WHEREAS, He was a former Boy Scout and Assistant Scout
19 Master; he was a founding member of the Pekin R/C Club, his
20 favorite pastime was building and flying remote controlled
21 airplanes; and he was a lifelong member of St. Paul United
22 Church of Christ and past president of the church council; and



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1     WHEREAS, He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert
2 and Edna Tebben; and
3     WHEREAS, R. David Tebben is survived by his three
4 daughters, Shannon N. (Edgar) Sandoval, Tiffany D. Tebben, and
5 Stefanie D. Tebben; his three grandchildren, Ethan Robert
6 Sandoval, Elisabeth Noelle Sandoval, and Aidan David Sandoval;
7 and two sisters, Sharon G. (Dr. John) Sombeck, and Ardis B.
8 (Jerry) Roman; therefore, be it
10 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
11 his family, friends, and constituents, the passing of Mayor R.
12 David Tebben; and be it further
13     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14 presented to the family of Mayor R. David Tebben as a symbol of
15 our sincere sympathy.