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Full Text of SR0817  100th General Assembly

SR0817 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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SENATE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Steven Michael Mertel; and
 
4    WHEREAS, Steven Mertel was born to Stephen and Irene Mertel
5on December 10, 1941; he served in the United States Army as a
6military policeman from 1959 to 1963 and married Betty in 1970;
7and
 
8    WHEREAS, Steven Mertel spent the majority of his career in
9the auto industry; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Steven Mertel had a passion for cars; his favorite
11pastimes included fishing, boating, taking drives, traveling
12to Florida, and spending summer days surrounded by family and
13friends by the pool in his backyard which he called his "small
14slice of paradise"; he was kind and generous; he loved his
15family fiercely and if you were a friend, he considered you
16family; and
 
17    WHEREAS, Steven Mertel was preceded in death by his
18grandson, Jason Wallace; his siblings, Carole Zimney and Teddy
19Mertel; his nephew, John Paul Kasko; and his parents, Steven
20and Irene Mertel; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Steven Mertel is survived by his wife of 47 years,
2Betty; his children, Cheryl (Joe) Umland, Amy (Patrick)
3Finnerty, Steven (Kelly) Mertel, and Michael Mertel; his
4grandchildren, Alex Wallace, Maggie and Patrick Finnerty, and
5Grace, Anna, and Ryan Mertel; and his great-grandchildren,
6Abel, Adrian, and Jenna Wallace; therefore, be it
 
7    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH GENERAL
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
9Steven Michael Mertel, and extend our sincere condolences to
10his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
11further
 
12    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13presented to the family of Steven Mertel as an expression of
14our deepest sympathy.