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Full Text of SR1011  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Albert L. Dussliere of East Moline, who
4passed away on October 13, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Al Dussliere was born in Moline to Alois and
6Martha Callewaert Dussliere on July 21, 1924; he married Lorene
7Seitz, his high school sweetheart, at St. Mary's Catholic
8Church in East Moline on September 18, 1946; and
9    WHEREAS, Al Dussliere was a staff sergeant in the United
10States Army Air Corp during World War II; he flew in the waist
11and tail gunner positions in a B-17 flying fortress and
12accumulated 35 missions over enemy territories; on his 13th
13mission, his plane was involved in a midair collision over
14Bonn, Germany, which forced a belly landing in Luxembourg; on
15the 14th mission, his plane was hit by sustained flak for over
1614 minutes, knocking out engines two and four, which caused an
17emergency landing in Ghent, Belgium; and
18    WHEREAS, Al Dussliere worked in his father's grocery store
19after he returned from the war; during that time, he was
20elected as an East Moline Council Member; he served four years
21and was elected mayor; he was then appointed Postmaster of East
22Moline and eventually promoted to Director of Customer Services



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1at Rock Island Post Office, where he oversaw 102 offices in
2Iowa and Illinois; he retired from the Post Office in 1984; and
3    WHEREAS, Al Dussliere was the former commander of the East
4Moline Silvis American Veterans, the president of the East
5Moline Silvis Kiwanis Club, a member of the Illini Hospital
6Board, a founding member of the Blackhawk Chapter of the
7Epilepsy Foundation, the president of the 303rd Bomb Group
8Association, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anne Parish, the
9Short Hills Country Club Man of the Year, and a member of the
10Chamber of Commerce; and
11    WHEREAS, Al Dussliere was preceded in death by his
12grandson, John Smithson; and his brothers, Alois Jr. and
13Donald; and
14    WHEREAS, Al Dussliere is survived by his wife, Lorene; his
15children, Theresa (Dr. Daniel) Voltz, Philip (Helen)
16Dussliere, and Steve (Kayla) Dussliere; his grandchildren,
17Andrew and Conrad Voltz, Heidi (Mitch) Forney, Talisa Dussliere
18(Josh) Corcoran, and Justin Oden; his great-granddaughter,
19Elizabeth Forney; and his brother, Lorney (Hattie) Dussliere;
20therefore, be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1Albert L. Dussliere and extend our sincere condolences to his
2family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Al Dussliere as an expression of our
6deepest sympathy.