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Full Text of SR0831  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of John C. "Jack" Rain of Alton, who passed
4away on January 7, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, John Rain was born on September 25, 1923; he was
6the son of the late Clifford C. and Eleanor (nee Rice) Rain; he
7married the former Betty M. (nee Benz) Haycraft on December 27,
81946 in Alton; and
9    WHEREAS, John Rain graduated from Alton High School; he
10subsequently graduated from the University of Missouri -
11Columbia, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity; and
12    WHEREAS, John Rain served as a staff sergeant in the United
13States Army during World War II; he was captured during the
14Battle of the Bulge on December 23, 1944 and remained
15imprisoned until April 4, 1945; and
16    WHEREAS, John Rain was the co-owner of the family grocery
17store, Rain and Rain Grocery; he began working at the store at
18age 8 and continued working until his retirement in 1989; and
19    WHEREAS, John Rain was a longtime member of Elm Street
20Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder; he



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1was also a member of College Avenue Presbyterian Church in
2Alton; and
3    WHEREAS, John Rain was a member of the A-Men Group of Alton
4High School, the Alton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1308, the
5Shriners International, and a founding member of the North
6Alton Business Men Group (now the North Alton Godfrey Business
7Council); and
8    WHEREAS, John Rain was preceded in death by his parents;
9his daughter-in-law, Kathie Rain; and his brother, William
10"Bill" Rain; and
11    WHEREAS, John Rain is survived by his wife, Betty; his
12sons, John C. Rain, Jr. and Daniel C. Rain; his grandchildren,
13Rachel (Nick) Catanzaro and John Clifford Rain III; his
14great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Noah Catanzaro; and his
15sister-in-law, Nadine Rain; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we, along with his
18family and friends, mourn the passing of John C. "Jack" Rain;
19and be it further
20    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
21presented to the family of John Rain as an expression of our



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