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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 13, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Subeck, Hesselbein, Milroy,
Sargent, Ohnstad, Hebl, Kessler, Berceau and Jacque, cosponsored by
Senators Risser, Erpenbach, Nass, Lasee, Cowles, L. Taylor, Olsen,
Petrowski, Miller, Wirch, Wanggaard, Lassa and Hansen. Referred to
Committee on Rules.
AJR97,1,1 1Relating to: the life and public service of Rodney Warren Kreunen.
AJR97,1,42 Whereas, Rodney Kreunen served honorably and effectively as the State
3Commissioner of Railroads from 1996 to 2008, bringing to his office a passion for
4railroading and a determination to keep Wisconsin rail crossings safe; and
AJR97,1,75 Whereas, "Uncle Rodney" carried his enthusiasm wherever he went, tirelessly
6promoting passenger rail, raising the visibility of his office, and preaching the
7importance of its safety mission; and
AJR97,1,108 Whereas, Rodney Kreunen was raised in Whitefish Bay but lived in Madison
9and practiced the art of not letting political differences interfere with his friendships;
AJR97,1,1311 Whereas, Rodney Kreunen, who had sold and ridden motorcycles, sailed on
12iceboats, and ridden trains around the world, embarked on his final journey on
13October 8, 2015, at age 79; now, therefore, be it
AJR97,2,2 14Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
15legislature extends its condolences to Rodney's wife, Annette; his son, Pieter; and his

1daughter, Julie; and invites Wisconsin residents to honor Rodney Kreunen as a
2worthy public servant who made a difference and kept his friends; and, be it further
AJR97,2,4 3Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
4resolution to Rodney's wife, Annette; his son, Pieter; and his daughter, Julie.
AJR97,2,55 (End)