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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are  saddened
 3    to  learn  of  the  passing  of M.J. "Bud" Suerth of Chicago,
 4    Illinois; and
 5        WHEREAS, Bud Suerth was an innovative individual  in  the
 6    funeral  home  business  of  Chicago;  Mr. Suerth believed in
 7    making an area where the grieving could seek solace, a  place
 8    much like their own living rooms; and
 9        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Suerth  was  known as a dapper and stylish
10    dresser; he would be seen around the neighborhood  of  Edison
11    Park  with his handle bar mustache; Mr. Suerth made sure that
12    the funeral home was a place where people  felt  welcome;  he
13    always  owned  the latest automobiles, and once had the staff
14    wear white uniforms, including hats and tuxedos; and
15        WHEREAS, Mr. Suerth retired from his beloved business  in
16    1967;   he  would  spend  his  summers  in  the  Edison  Park
17    neighborhood and his winters in Tequesta, Florida; Bud Suerth
18    is survived by his sister  Adele  Schrage,  and  his  brother
19    Robert; therefore, be it
21    OF  THE  STATE  OF  ILLINOIS,  that  we mourn, along with his
22    family and  friends,  the  death  of  M.J.  "Bud"  Suerth  of
23    Chicago, Illinois; and be it further
24        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
25    presented to the family of Bud Suerth, along with our deepest
26    condolences.

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