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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate  are  sad  to
 3    learn  of the death of Carl H. Wittmond of Brussels, Illinois
 4    on March 26, 1997; and
 5        WHEREAS, Carl Wittmond was born on February 24, 1905, the
 6    son of Charles A. and Caroline Narup  Wittmond;  Carl  was  a
 7    descendent  of  the  pioneer settlers of Calhoun County; Carl
 8    and his family had operated the Wittmond  Hotel  &  Store  in
 9    Brussels since 1847; and
10        WHEREAS,  Carl  Wittmond attended Quincy College; in 1928
11    he married Zelora Elizabeth Zigrang at St. Patrick's Catholic
12    Church  in  Alton,  Illinois;  in  1929  he  took  over   the
13    operations  of  the  family  business  after the death of his
14    father; and
15        WHEREAS, Carl Wittmond served as an  arbitrator  for  the
16    Illinois  Industrial  Commission,  receiving  his appointment
17    from Governor Adlai Stevenson; from 1952 to 1970 he served as
18    a State Representative with the  Illinois  General  Assembly,
19    representing   Calhoun,  Pike,  Greene,  Morgan,  and  Jersey
20    Counties; Carl was Vice President and Director of the Bank of
21    Kampsville from 1955 until his death; Carl operated  and  was
22    publisher   of   the  Calhoun  Herald,  the  county's  weekly
23    newspaper; in the 1950's and 1960's Carl operated the Sunrise
24    and Sunset Orchards; Carl was actively  involved  in  farming
25    operations around the area; and
26        WHEREAS,  Carl  Wittmond  was  instrumental  in the State
27    acquisition of the Kampsville and Brussels Ferries; Carl  was
28    also part of the development of the Great River Road project;
29    Mr.  Wittmond  was  an  active  member of St. Mary's Catholic
30    Church in Brussels, the Knights of Columbus, the Elks  Lodge,
31    and the Moose Lodge; and
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 1        WHEREAS, Carl Wittmond is survived by his longtime friend
 2    and  companion  Jane  Stewart  of Jacksonville, Illinois; his
 3    sister  Virginia  Burch;  his  nephews  Charles  Burch,   Dr.
 4    Lawrence  Burch,  and  David Stelbrink; his nieces Mary Burch
 5    and Jean Fuller; therefore, be it
 7    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,  that  we  mourn,  along  with  his
 8    family  and  friends,  the  death  of  Carl  H.  Wittmond  of
 9    Brussels, Illinois; and be it further
10        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
11    presented to the family of Carl H. Wittmond.

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