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WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
to learn of the death of Dr. Joseph Jude Maurer of Springfield,
who passed away on December 27, 2021; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Maurer was born to Anton J. and Anna V.
(Doerfler) Maurer in Springfield on January 21, 1937; he
served in the U.S. Army; he married Rosetta M. Tega on June 18,
1956, and she preceded him in death on June 17, 2009; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Maurer served as a doctor in internal
medicine for over 50 years; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Maurer was happiest when he was surrounded by
his grandchildren, family, friends, and pets; he was a devoted
Chicago Bears fan; he was also interested in genealogy; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Maurer was preceded in death by his wife; his
parents; his sons, John A. Maurer and Dr. Christopher L.
Maurer; and his sister, Rita Patton; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Maurer is survived by his children, Dr.
Joanne Maurer (Dr. Mark Gekas), Mary Rose (Tom) Hoffman,
Joseph J. Maurer Jr. (Lisa), Matthew J. Maurer (Kristina),
Linda Shoemaker, Diane Howard (Rex Bruss), Dr. Susan Maurer