Bill Text: IL SR0417 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Mourns the death of Jeanne R. Bengtson of Gurnee.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-04-27 - Resolution Adopted [SR0417 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SR0417-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Jeanne R. Bengtson of Gurnee, who passed
4away on March 4, 2017; and
5 WHEREAS, Jeanne Bengtson was born in Ludington, Michigan to
6Russell and Catalina (Dowland) Vorce on June 16, 1919; she
7graduated from Ludington High School and married John R.
8"Roger" Bengtson in Ludington on September 15, 1938; and
9 WHEREAS, Jeanne Bengtson modeled in fashion shows and had a
10successful career managing the fashion department at
11Montgomery Ward & Company in Ludington; she organized fashion
12shows for charity events and wrote a column called "Jeanne
13Says", giving advice on the latest fashion trends; and
14 WHEREAS, Jeanne Bengtson was a strong swimmer in her youth,
15and loved to go to the beach and swim in Lake Michigan; in her
16later years and into her 90s, she would drive her car, "Baby",
17to the lakefront every day to take in the views; and
18 WHEREAS, Jeanne Bengtson was an avid golfer and played
19regularly at Lincoln Hills Golf Club and in tournaments around
20Illinois; her hobbies included playing bridge and other card
21games; she was a member of the Elks Club, the Ludington Boat

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1Club, the Ludington Yacht Club, and the Lincoln Hills Golf
2Club; she was a parishioner of St. Simon Catholic Church in
3Ludington; she and her husband were longtime members of the
4Ludington Yacht Club and boated for many years, enjoying long
5trips and cruising to various ports along Lake Michigan; and
6 WHEREAS, Jeanne Bengtson was preceded in death by her
7husband of over 50 years, John; her son, Jon Bengtson; and her
8brother, Jacque Vorce; and
9 WHEREAS, Jeanne Bengtson is survived by her daughter, Jill
10(Jerry) Nerheim; her son, Jack (Judy) Bengtson; her
11daughter-in-law, Karen Bengtson; her grandchildren, Lori
12Nerheim, Julie (David) Scroggins, Steve (Kimberly) Nerheim,
13Michael (Andraea) Nerheim, Beth (Scott) Morey, Ryan (Nicole)
14Bengtson, Jon Bengtson, and Josh Bengtson; her
15great-grandchildren, Mary Ann, Christopher, and Mabel
16Scroggins, Elyce and Steffen Nerheim, Mason, Grace, and Matthew
17Nerheim, Reece, Makenna, and Callan Morey, and Holly and
18Addison Bengtson; her brother, Russel (Nancy) Vorce; her
19sister, Louise "Weedie" Thomsen; and numerous nieces and
20nephews; therefore, be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
23Jeanne R. Bengtson, and extend our sincere condolences to her

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