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SR0299 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Senate  of  the  State  of
 3    Illinois  were  saddened  to  learn  of  the  death  of  Waid
 4    Vanderpoel of Barrington on August 25, 2003; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Vanderpoel  was  born in Chicago's Norwood
 6    Park neighborhood on the Northwest side;  he  graduated  from
 7    Schurz  High  School in 1939; in 1943, he obtained a business
 8    and finance degree from Grinnell College in  Grinnell,  Iowa;
 9    and

10        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Vanderpoel served as an Army corporal from
11    1943 to 1945; in 1946, he became an institutional investor at
12    First National Bank of Chicago; by the  time  he  retired  in
13    1981  he  was  senior  vice  president  and  chief investment
14    officer; he managed the pension funds of  a  number  of  area
15    companies, including Caterpillar Inc.; and

16        WHEREAS, After his retirement, Mr. Vanderpoel was allowed
17    to  devote  more  time to his conservation efforts; he was an
18    advocate of open space and  was  instrumental  in  sparing  a
19    large  tract  of  land  from  development  in  the  northwest
20    suburbs; he was the chief negotiator for the purchase of what
21    is  now  known  as Flint Creek; it continued until 2000, when
22    the Barrington group purchased an adjoining 60 acres  from  a
23    developer;  he was a member of the organization for more than
24    20 years, nearly half of that as president; and

25        WHEREAS, In April of 2002, the Flint  Creek  Savanna  was
26    dedicated  to  Mr.  Vanderpoel in honor of his 80th birthday;
27    and

28        WHEREAS, Mr. Vanderpoel's passing will be deeply felt  by
29    many,  especially  his  wife,  Ruth;  his sons, Thomas, John,
30    William, and  James;  his  brother,  Robert;  and  his  eight
31    grandchildren; and many dear friends; therefore, be it
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 2    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the  passing
 3    of  Waid Vanderpoel along with all who knew and loved him and
 4    extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends; and
 5    be it further

 6        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 7    presented  to  the family of Waid Vanderpoel as an expression
 8    of our deepest sympathy.