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Full Text of SR0297  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Dale McRae of Bethalto, who passed away
4on May 2, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Dale McRae was born on September 5, 1928, to Lena
6and Waldo McRae in Oakdale; after the passing of his father
7when he was young, his mother remarried and his stepfather,
8Ebenezer Duguid, became affectionately known to him as "Pop";
9he married Lois Hitch on November 29, 1947; and
10    WHEREAS, In 1944, at age 16, Dale McRae began working at
11Laclede Steel, spending the next 42 years working there and
12retiring as Supervisor of Production Scheduling and Planning
13for the wire mill; he later became plant manager for Willing
14Bee Wire Company in Willingboro, New Jersey, and then sold real
15estate for Coldwell Banker-Pasley Realtors in Bethalto; and
16    WHEREAS, Dale McRae believed in public service, education,
17and volunteerism; he was the chairman of the Meadowbrook Public
18Water District helping to bring city sewers to Meadowbrook and
19he served on the Bethalto School Board, during which time the
20present high school was constructed; he also volunteered for
21numerous religious and community organizations; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dale McRae had many natural talents including home
2construction and the ability to repair anything from washing
3machines to car engines; he was an avid pinochle player end
4especially enjoyed playing with his family; and
5    WHEREAS, Dale McRae was preceded in death by his parents;
6his stepfather, Ebenezer Duguid; his in-laws, Charles and
7Goldie Hitch; his daughter, Lori Ann McRae; his granddaughter,
8Danna Marie McRae; his grandson, Thomas Daniel Rice; his
9brothers, Jerry and Wally McRae; his sister, Lorraine Shetley;
10his brothers-in-law, James Hitch, Jess Stone, Sam Shetley, and
11James Ray; and his sister-in-law, Ellen McRae; and
12    WHEREAS, Dale McRae is survived by his wife, Lois; his
13children, Steve (Holly) McRae, Dan (Susan) McRae, Kevin (Stacy)
14McRae, Terri Downs, Tom (Patti) McRae, Barb (Steve) Bryant, and
15Jeff (Tina) McRae; his 20 grandchildren; his 25
16great-grandchildren; his brother, David (Sharon) Duguid; his
17sister, Alice (Dave) Chamness; his sister-in-law, Henrietta
18(Bill) Dorsey; his brother-in-law, Ron (Barb) Hitch; his
19sister-in-law, Sharon (Neil) McGuire; his sisters-in-law,
20Pauline Stone, Nira Ray, Shelby Hitch, and Billie Masicro; as
21well as numerous nephews and nieces; therefore, be it
23ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1Dale McRae, and extend our sincere condolences to his family,
2friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further
3    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4presented to the family of Dale McRae as an expression of our
5deepest sympathy.