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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate express their
 3    deepest condolences to the family and  friends  of  Wayne  K.
 4    Nelson of North Aurora, who passed away February 7, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Nelson  was  born May 1, 1925 in Aurora to
 6    Harold and Bessie Nelson; he was  a  1943  graduate  of  East
 7    Aurora  High  School  and  received  his  Bachelor and Master
 8    Degrees from Northern Illinois University in 1950  and  1958;
 9    and

10        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Nelson  began  his  35  year  teaching and
11    coaching career at East High, then on to Chebanse, Okawville,
12    and Waterman, returning to Aurora to spend the last 27  years
13    as  teacher, coach, and athletic director at Jefferson Middle
14    School; during his years at Jefferson, in the summer, he also
15    worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad; and

16        WHEREAS, Mr. Nelson served in World War II flying  blimbs
17    from  Lakehurst, New Jersey, and became a member of the first
18    crew  on  the  U.S.S.  Ticonderoga,  which  sustained   three
19    Kamikaze  attacks  in the South Pacific; he went on to become
20    part of the occupation force  during  the  surrender  to  the
21    Allied Powers; and

22        WHEREAS,  Wayne Nelson successfully coached all sports on
23    the high and middle school levels and for many years he was a
24    well thought of football, basketball, and baseball  official;
25    Mr.  Nelson  spent his summers at Sand Lake, fishing everyday
26    and playing golf with old friends; and

27        WHEREAS, Wayne K. Nelson will be  deeply  missed  by  all
28    those  who  knew him and loved him, especially his wife of 51
29    years, Lois; his sons, Craig, Kevin (Laura),  Bruce  (Vicki);
30    his  daughters,  Elizabeth  "Beth" (Brian) Kish, Lynn (Randy)
31    Head; his grandchildren, Meghan and Matthew Kish, Ashley  and
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 1    Emily  Nelson,  Sharon  Head,  Elyssa  (Mark) McLaughlin, Tom
 2    Badger   and   Zachary   Keith   Nelson;   his   sister   and
 3    brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Norman Schaffer; and his nephews
 4    Brian (Maureen) and Mark (Sue) Schaeffer; therefore, be it

 6    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
 7    his family and friends, the passing of  Wayne  K.  Nelson  of
 8    North Aurora; and be it further

 9        RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be sent
10    to the his wife, Lois Nelson.

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