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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Archie L. McKelvie of Rock Island, who
4passed away on September 16, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Archie McKelvie was born in Alexis to Archie Logan
6and Fern McKelvie on September 20, 1925; and
7    WHEREAS, Archie McKelvie served in the United States Army
8during World War II and the Korean War; during World War II, he
9served in Europe with the Third Army, 80th Division Company G
10317th Infantry; he was awarded three overseas Service Bars, the
11European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze
12Battle Stars - Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and
13Central Europe - plus the Purple Heart and the World War II
14Victory Medal; he was wounded at Eolschuiller, France on
15November 26, 1944; during the Korean War he served with the
16399th Ordnance Battalion, a unit comprised of men from the
17Quad-City area; and
18    WHEREAS, Archie McKelvie worked for the U.S. Army Weapons
19Command at the Rock Island Arsenal for over 30 years; and
20    WHEREAS, Archie McKelvie was a member of the Two Rivers
21Methodist Church for over seven decades; he was also a Mason, a



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1Shriner, and a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the
2Moose and Elks Clubs; he was a member of the Sons of the
3American Revolution and was the descendant of over 16
4Revolutionary Patriots; both of his grandfathers served in
5Illinois volunteer units during the Civil War; and
6    WHEREAS, Archie McKelvie enjoyed music and singing; he was
7a member of his church choir for many decades and active in
8several barbershop quartet groups; he participated in many
9musical competitions, most notably the CASI Senior Olympics,
10winning many awards; he was honored to have been named to their
11Hall of Fame; and
12    WHEREAS, Archie McKelvie was preceded in death by his
13parents and his siblings, Jane Pempek, Clyde Raymond McKelvie,
14and Joan Deuger; and
15    WHEREAS, Archie McKelvie is survived by his sons, Ronald,
16Robert, and Daniel; his grandchildren, Kevin and Eric McKelvie
17and Jennifer Fielder; six great-grandchildren; his longtime
18companion, June Britton; and his brother-in-law, Don Deuger;
19therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
22Archie L. McKelvie, and extend our sincere condolences to his



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1family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
3    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4presented to the family of Archie McKelvie as an expression of
5our deepest sympathy.