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Full Text of SR0309  94th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 learned with regret of the death of Raymond Earl Zimmerman of
4 Princeton, summer resident of Walloon Lake, Michigan, on
5 Tuesday, June 28, 2005; and
6     WHEREAS, He was born on May 20, 1930, in Peoria to Clarence
7 and Lydia (Staker) Zimmerman; he grew up in Morton and was a
8 graduate of Morton Township High School in 1948; he married
9 Marjorie Carius on December 23, 1951, in the First Presbyterian
10 Church in Peoria; and
11     WHEREAS, Mr. Zimmerman received a bachelor's degree from
12 Bradley University in 1953 and then served in the U.S. Air
13 Force from 1953 to 1955; he continued his college education and
14 earned a master's degree from Bradley in 1959; and
15     WHEREAS, He began his career in education following his
16 discharge from the military and worked as a teacher and coach
17 for a number of schools throughout the years, including
18 Washington Junior High School and Eureka High School, where he
19 was head basketball coach for nine years as well as the coach
20 for the very first cross country team; he later served as
21 principal of Wyanet Junior High School in Wyanet, and
22 Jefferson, Lincoln, and Douglas elementary schools in
23 Princeton; and
24     WHEREAS, Mr. Zimmerman built and operated the Princeton
25 Dairy Queen from 1966 until his retirement in 2001; he also
26 owned and operated "Z's" Christmas Trees for 23 years; he was
27 honored in the mid-1990s by being inducted into the Peoria Hall
28 of Fame as a member and pitcher of the Gipps All Star Softball
29 Team that won the national championship in 1947; he attended
30 Princeton Church of the Nazarene and the Walloon Lake Community
31 Church in Walloon Lake, Michigan; and



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1     WHEREAS, The passing of Raymond Earl Zimmerman has been
2 deeply felt by many, especially his wife, Marjorie; his
3 children, Barbara (Dan) Mogck, Susan (Robert) Blaha, David Ray
4 Zimmerman, and Beth (Dan) Schmidt; his sister, Wilma Bollegar;
5 his brother, Ken Zimmerman; his grandchildren, Matthew, Susan,
6 Joshua, Alison, Jacob, and Isaac Raymond Mogck, Bo, Rachael,
7 Claire, Kathryn, Lydia, Zac, and Ben Blaha, and Emily and Anna
8 Schmidt; his seven aunts; his uncle; his seven nieces; and his
9 six nephews; he was preceded in death by his parents and his
10 brother, Billie; therefore, be it
12 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
13 Raymond Earl Zimmerman, and we extend our sincere condolences
14 to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
15 it further
16     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17 presented to his family as an expression of our deepest
18 sympathy.