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Full Text of SR0510  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Judge John W. Day of Wood River, who
4passed away on August 10, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Judge Day was born in Hamburg on January 6, 1919,
6to John Day and Addie (nee Fowler) Day; he graduated from
7Pleasant Hill High School and Culver-Stockton College in
8Canton, Missouri; he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps
9in Jacksonville and joined the United States Marine Corps
10before the start of World War II; he married Wannie L. Bell on
11May 8, 1942, at the United States Marine Corps base in Nilan,
12California; and
13    WHEREAS, Judge Day participated in action against the enemy
14during the Battle of Midway, and was involved in the occupation
15and defense of Tinian and the Marianas Island Group; he was
16discharged on September 17, 1945, with the rank of Sergeant;
18    WHEREAS, Judge Day received his Doctor of Juris Prudence
19from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, following
20World War II; he worked for a number of insurance companies in
21the Midwest, had a private practice, and was involved with a
22local law firm; he was appointed an Associate Judge for Madison



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1County; and
2    WHEREAS, Judge Day was preceded in death by his parents;
3his daughters, Linda Jane Day and Patricia Day Leady; his
4sisters, Loretta Day Ritter, Mary Day Roth, and Catherine Day
5Hagen; and his cousins, Joe Day and Helen Day; and
6    WHEREAS, Judge Day is survived by his wife, Wannie; his
7children, Father John Patrick Day, C.P., W. Larry (Marcie) Day,
8Linda Lea (Michael) Barrett, and James Fowler (Sally) Day; his
914 grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; and his 7 nieces;
10therefore, be it
12ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
13Judge John W. Day, and extend our sincere condolences to his
14family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
16    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17presented to the family of Judge Day as an expression of our
18deepest sympathy.