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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Dr. Floyd B. Coleman of Waterloo, Indiana.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 111th General Assembly (1999)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Dr. Floyd B. Coleman of Waterloo, Indiana.

    Whereas, Dr. Floyd B. Coleman died on Wednesday, January 20, 1999, at the age of 81;

    Whereas, Dr. Floyd B. Coleman was born on December 24, 1917, in Palmyra, Indiana, the son of George W. and Kathryn C. Klinker Coleman;

    Whereas, Floyd married Eva L. Owens on August 18, 1940, and together they had eight children, two sons, David and Stanley, and six daughters, Janet, Anita, Diana, Brenda, Loretta, and Rachel;

    Whereas, Floyd and Eva Coleman came to Waterloo, Indiana, in 1948, where Dr. Coleman maintained a private practice until his retirement in 1988;

    Whereas, During World War II, Dr. Coleman earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University and served in an Army medical unit at Percy Jones General Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan;

    Whereas, Dr. Coleman was actively involved in the community;

    Whereas, Dr. Coleman served as the first president of the DeKalb County Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship and, in 1948, helped to establish and served as an elder for the

Waterloo Church of Christ;

    Whereas, Dr. Coleman was also a member of the New Hope Christian Center, the Waterloo Lions Club, the DeKalb chapter of the Gideon Society International, the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society, and the DeKalb Medical Association;

    Whereas, In addition to the valuable services he provided to his community, Dr. Coleman served the state of Indiana loyally as a member of the House of Representatives from 1968 through 1976 and was the DeKalb County coroner for 14 years; and

    Whereas, Dr. Coleman touched the lives of many people, bringing good health and the hope of a better life with him: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to acknowledge the good works Dr. Coleman performed during his lifetime in his Waterloo community and on a larger scale in the Statehouse and across the state. Dr. Coleman will be missed by everyone who knew him.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to his widow, Eva, his sons and daughters, and grandchildren.