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Full Text of SR0897  94th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to express
3 their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Robert
4 C. Knuepfer, who passed away on September 18, 2006; and
5     WHEREAS, Robert Knuepfer was born on July 27, 1923 in
6 Chicago, Illinois; he was raised in River Forest and was a
7 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School; and
8     WHEREAS, He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the
9 United States Army in the Pacific Theater; after the war, he
10 earned an engineering degree from the University of Illinois;
11 and
12     WHEREAS, He joined his father's manufacturing business,
13 General Engineering Works, in Chicago, and later founded and
14 served as Chairman of DuPage Machine Products in Bloomingdale;
15 he served as the National President of the Precision Machined
16 Products Association and as an officer or director of many
17 organizations, including Elmhurst National Bank, the Jaycees,
18 Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, the Elmhurst YMCA, and the Boy
19 Scouts of America; and
20     WHEREAS, He was a supporter of many philanthropic and
21 educational organizations; he was active in sports, including
22 golf and tennis; he was a 50-year member of the River Forest
23 Golf Club; and
24     WHEREAS, After the death of his first wife, Suzanne, Robert
25 Knuepfer established the Suzanne W. Knuepfer Guest House, a
26 home offering short-term care for seniors; he later married
27 Joyce Moucka, and they became involved in Christ Church of Oak
28 Brook; and
29     WHEREAS, Robert Knuepfer is survived by his wife, Joyce;



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1 his children, Robert Jr. (Nancy), David (Marcia), James
2 (Susan), and Kimberly (Gary) McDonald; his grandchildren,
3 Robert III, Jennifer, Lauren, Joseph, David Jr., Lindsay,
4 William, Allison, and Katelyn Knuepfer, and Michelle, Melissa,
5 and Matthew McDonald; his sister, Marilyn (Burt) Hudson; and
6 his sister-in-law, Virginia Knuepfer; therefore, be it
8 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
9 his family and friends, the passing of Robert C. Knuepfer; and
10 be it further
11     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12 presented to the family of Robert Knuepfer.