One of Illinois' loudest voices for conservation was silenced Thursday when Gerald ``Gerry'' Rodeen died.
That's Mr. Rodeen (above) with his dog Lucy in November, 2006 on one of several hunts I shared with him. I also watched Mr. Rodeen, who helped found Illinois' first chapter of Pheasants Forever operate at several meetings related to conservation.
We lost somebody who could get things done for conservation in Illinois. And that's a rare commodity in our state.
Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the First Lutheran Church in Paxton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever Young Guns or memorial gifts in his honor may be made to a society that supports bi-polar or depression research.
This one is close to my heart.