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2    WHEREAS, It is important to recognize those who contributed
3to the betterment of the State of Illinois through public
4service; and
5    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen was born on February 3, 1967 in Breese;
6his parents were Marjorie "Margie" (nee Gebke) Jansen and Paul
7Jansen; he married Brenda Kluemke on January 28, 1995 at St.
8Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso; and
9    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen was the owner and operator of
10MacJenna's Restaurant in Bartelso; and
11    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic
12Church in Bartelso; he was also a 15-year veteran of the Santa
13Fe Fire Protection District in Bartelso, Bartelso Knights of
14Columbus Council 4745, and the 7 Levee Club in Bartelso; and
15    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen was an avid deer hunter and loved
16spending time with his family and friends on the river and at
17the clubhouse; and
18    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen gave his life in the line of duty while
19fighting a fire; and



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1    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen was preceded in death by his father;
2his mother-in-law, Bernadette (nee Varel) Kluemke; his dear
3uncle, Fr. James Jansen; and his many aunts and uncles; and
4    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen is survived by his wife, Brenda; his
5daughters, Mackenna and Jenna Jansen; his siblings, Tony
6(Brenda) Jansen, Lynn (Louie) Loepker, Jeff (Sonja) Jansen, Joe
7(Sandy) Jansen, and Theresa (Jim) Ghormley; his father-in-law,
8Gerhard Kluemke; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen
9(Linus) Ripperda, Brian (Sam) Kluemke, Craig (Tanya) Kluemke,
10and Danny (Shelly) Kluemke; and his many nieces and nephews;
12    WHEREAS, Governor Pat Quinn ordered flags in the State of
13Illinois to fly at half-staff from December 4-6, 2012 to honor
14the sacrifice of Tim Jansen; and
15    WHEREAS, Tim Jansen was added to the National Fallen
16Firefighters Memorial on the National Fire Academy in
17Emmitsburg, Maryland and the Illinois Fallen Firefighter
18Memorial; he was also honored at the annual Illinois Fallen
19Firefighter Memorial and Firefighter Medal of Honor Awards
20Ceremony on May 9, 2013; and
21    WHEREAS, It is highly fitting that the Illinois General
22Assembly pays honor and respect to individuals who gave their



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1lives in the service of the State of Illinois; therefore, be it
4SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that we designate the section of
5Illinois Route 161 between the intersection of Hanover Street
6in Germantown and the intersection of South B Street in
7Bartelso as the Firefighter Tim Jansen Memorial Highway; and be
8it further
9    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Transportation
10is requested to erect at suitable locations, consistent with
11State and federal regulations, appropriate plaques or signs
12giving notice of the name of the Firefighter Tim Jansen
13Memorial Highway; and be it further
14    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
15presented to the family of Tim Jansen, the Santa Fe Volunteer
16Fire Department, the Mayors of Bartelso and Germantown, and the
17Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation.