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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate were saddened
 3    to learn of the death of Huldah W. Schiedler  of  Batavia  on
 4    February 1, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Ms.  Schiedler  was  born on March 21, 1906, in
 6    Cortland, Nebraska; she was the daughter of Oscar  and  Flora
 7    Hoffman; and

 8        WHEREAS,   Ms.   Schiedler  attended  the  University  of
 9    Nebraska  in  Lincoln,  Nebraska,  where  she  received   her
10    teacher's  certificate;  she  taught  all  eight  grades in a
11    one-room school house in Cortland; and

12        WHEREAS, Ms. Schiedler and her husband,  John,  whom  she
13    married  on  September 17, 1929, moved to Batavia after their
14    honeymoon; and

15        WHEREAS, Ms. Schiedler was  well  known  among  Batavia's
16    teenage  community  during the 1950s and 1960s because of the
17    youth center, The Huddle, which she directed  for  18  years;
18    she  is  credited  with  pioneering  locally the concept of a
19    youth center; and

20        WHEREAS, Huldah Schiedler taught  Sunday  school  at  the
21    First  Baptist  Church  of  Batavia,  where she was an active
22    member; she also became superintendent of primary grades  and
23    helped  with  Thursday  school;  in  other areas of community
24    service, Ms. Schiedler served as commissioner for  the  local
25    Girl  Scouts  troop,  later  becoming  president  following a
26    change in format in the organization; she was  named  Batavia
27    Citizen  of  the Year in 1964, and a street, Schiedler Drive,
28    was named in honor of the Schiedlers;  and

29        WHEREAS, Huldah Schiedler's passing will be  deeply  felt
30    by  her  family  and  friends, especially her four daughters,
31    Shirley (Martin)  Mortensen,  Dolores  Nelson,  Donna  (Alan)
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 1    Read,   and   Roberta   (Ralph)   Jaschob;  her  son,  Robert
 2    (Elizabeth)  Schiedler;  and  her  19  grandchildren  and  32
 3    great-grandchildren; therefore, be it

 5    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the death of
 6    Huldah W. Schiedler and extend our sincere condolences to her
 7    family and friends; and be it further

 8        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 9    presented to the family of Huldah W. Schiedler.

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