Bill Text: IL SR0120 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Mourns the death of William E. Chappel of Ramsey.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-02-09 - Resolution Adopted [SR0120 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SR0120-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of William E. "Ernie" Chappel of Ramsey, who
4passed away on January 25, 2017; and
5 WHEREAS, William Chappel was born in Springfield to William
6Lenval and Mary Louise (Lucco) Chappel on September 8, 1950 and
7grew up on a farm near Pocahontas; he graduated from
8Pocahontas/Grant Fork Grade School and Highland High School in
91968; he earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of
10Illinois in 1972 and his Master of Business Administration from
11Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1978; he was a
12member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; he married Tamara D.
13Meador-Lape in Vandalia on March 26, 1999; and
14 WHEREAS, William Chappel began his banking career in 1971
15with a part-time job wrapping coins in the basement of
16Champaign National Bank; his first full-time position in
17banking was with the First National Bank (now First Bank) in
18Greenville; in 1978, he moved to Vandalia and was named Senior
19Vice-President of the Farmers and Merchants Bank; he became
20President in 1981; when the bank was sold in 1984, he remained
21as President of both the Vandalia and Greenville Banks; in
221990, he resigned and became President of the First National
23Bank in Vandalia; most recently, he was on the Board of

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1Directors of The First National Bank in Vandalia; and
2 WHEREAS, William Chappel was a member of Metro Church; he
3was active in his community, including with the Rotary Club,
4the Fayette County Family YMCA, the Chamber of Commerce, the
5Office of Economic Development, the Park District, and the I-70
6Community Development Corp; he was also involved with the
7Kaskaskia College Foundation as the Co-Chair for their capital
8campaign for the new satellite campus in Vandalia; he was on
9the Greenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors, CBAI, and
10the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Directors; and
11 WHEREAS, William Chappel was preceded in death by his
12parents and his sister, Cynthia K. "Cindy" Chappel; and
13 WHEREAS, William Chappel is survived by his wife, Tammy;
14his children, Christopher J. "Chris" (Beth) Chappel, William
15Ryan Chappel, Melissa D. (Ken) Lounsbury, Megan K. (Kyle)
16Miller, Lesley L. Lape, and Adam E. Lape; his grandchildren,
17Jack, Dylan, Elijah, Lydia, Brynley, Jaelyn, Peyton, and one on
18the way; and his sisters, Gena (Jeff) Moore, and Cari (Jeff)
19Outman; therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
22William E. "Ernie" Chappel, and extend our sincere condolences

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1to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
2it further
3 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4presented to the family of William Chappel as an expression of
5our deepest sympathy.