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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Eugene Fowler of Moline, who passed away
4on April 9, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Eugene Fowler was born in Kaufman, Texas to Hugh
6and Sudie (DeMasters) Fowler on March 1, 1935; he served in the
7United States Army and married Earlene McCallister in Fort
8Smith, Arkansas on March 19, 1955; and
9    WHEREAS, Eugene Fowler was a barber at the Esquire Barber
10Shop in Silvis for 20 years; he was then employed by Moline
11School District #40 from 1970 to 1987 and the Hickman Mills
12School District in Kansas City, Missouri until 1993; and
13    WHEREAS, Eugene Fowler was a devoted husband, father, and
14grandfather; he had many interests, including gardening,
15renovating houses, watching his grandchildren play sports,
16reading, following national politics, and spending time with
17his family; and
18    WHEREAS, Eugene Fowler is survived by his wife of 62 years,
19Earlene; his children, Kathy (Brian) McCaulley, and Dave
20(Cindy) Fowler; his grandchildren, Grant (Laura) McCaulley,
21Megan (Rowdy) Frederiksen, Zachary Fowler, Cam Fowler, and



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1Shannon Fowler; his great-grandchildren, Luke and Rachel
2McCaulley, and Cooper, Micah, and Bennett Frederiksen; and
3seven siblings; therefore, be it
5ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
6Eugene Fowler, and extend our sincere condolences to his
7family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
9    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
10presented to the family of Eugene Fowler as an expression of
11our deepest sympathy.