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Full Text of SR0833  103rd General Assembly



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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Charles Robert "Chuck" McMullen of
4Quincy, who passed away on February 22, 2024; and
5    WHEREAS, Chuck McMullen, the son of Hazel (Andersen)
6McMullen, was born in Springfield on November 24, 1936; he
7attended Lanphier High School before studying electronics at
8DeVry Institute of Technology; he served in the Illinois
9National Guard; he married Sherene "Shari" Louise Rueter at
10Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ in Quincy on August
1123, 1958; and
12    WHEREAS, Chuck McMullen worked as a television engineer at
13WGEM, retiring in 2008 after 48 years of service; during his
14career, he was noted for his work ethic; and
15    WHEREAS, Chuck McMullen was an active member of the Elks
16Club and the Woodworkers Club; he was passionately involved
17with the Honor Flight organization, carving plaques for over
181,200 veterans who participated in the flights, and he was
19honored with a flight on June 16, 2022; and
20    WHEREAS, Chuck McMullen was a skilled craftsman, building
21his family home with his own hands, and a devoted fan of the



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1St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Bears; he loved animals
2and spending time with his children and grandchildren; he
3enjoyed visiting the local library, meticulously tending his
4vegetable garden, and grilling unrivaled cheeseburgers on a
5handmade brick grill; he was committed to his faith; after his
6wife's passing, he embarked on a series of adventures,
7fulfilling a bucket list of travel destinations across the
8United States; and
9    WHEREAS, Chuck McMullen was a man of intelligence,
10adventure, strength, and warmth who was known for his wise
11counsel; he will be remembered for living his life with
12purpose, love, and service; and
13    WHEREAS, Chuck McMullen was preceded in death by his wife
14of 66 years, Shari; his mother; and his brother-in-law,
15William Meyer; and
16    WHEREAS, Chuck McMullen is survived by his daughters,
17Terri (Robert) Spegal and Laraine "Lori" (Arlin) Williams; his
18grandchildren, Kristopher Spegal and Ashton Spegal; his
19sister, Charlotte Meyer; and a host of nieces and nephews;
20therefore, be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1Charles Robert "Chuck" McMullen and extend our sincere
2condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
3him; and be it further
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Chuck McMullen as an expression of
6our deepest sympathy.