2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 5, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Fitzgerald, Shilling, Bewley, Cowles,
Darling, Erpenbach, Harsdorf, Johnson, Kapenga, C. Larson, Lasee,
Miller, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand, Risser, Roth,
Stroebel, L. Taylor, Tiffany, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wanggaard and Wirch,
cosponsored by Representatives Vos, Barca, Berceau, Bowen, Crowley,
Genrich, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher, Kessler, Kleefisch, Kolste,
Kremer, Mason, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Petryk, Pope, Ripp, Sargent,
Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tranel,
Tusler, Vruwink, Wachs and Zepnick. Referred to Committee on Senate
SJR49,1,1 1Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Rachel Ann Veum.
SJR49,1,62 Whereas, Rachel Ann (Heller) Veum was born December 1, 1970, and passed
3away on October 10, 2016, at the young age of forty-five. She was the loving
4daughter of David and Jean (Heller) Dallman, wife of Eric T. Veum, mother of
5Samantha and Andrew, and daughter-in-law of Thomas and the late Gladys Veum.
6She also had many other loving relatives and friends; and
SJR49,2,27 Whereas, after graduating from Edgerton High School in 1989, Rachel
8attended Madison Business College where she received an associate's degree. Rachel
9began her long career in the legislature at the Legislative Council in April 1991 and
10worked there until February 1993. She then served in the Office of the Assembly
11Chief Clerk from February 1993 to June 1997, where she also served as an assistant
12in the Legislative Human Resources Office. Rachel returned to the Legislative
13Council in July 1997 and worked there until July 2006 when she joined the Senate
14Chief Clerk's Office, where she worked until 2016. Rachel was a loyal, trusted, and

1dedicated member of the office and proudly worked as the office manager and records
2and forms management specialist; and
SJR49,2,113 Whereas, Rachel cherished and loved spending time with family, planning
4trips, traveling to new locations to ride ATVs as a family, and hosting parties at the
5house, and she was very involved with Samantha's and Andrew's sports and other
6activities, such as being part of Samantha's prom and becoming a den mother for the
7Boy Scouts and a member of the High School Booster Club and Sun Prairie Youth
8Lacrosse Club. She loved to travel and shared business trips with Eric and enjoyed
9weekend girls' trips with her childhood friends and scrapbooking get-togethers.
10Weekends were shared with family and friends and dogs Lucy and newest member
11Jazmine; and
SJR49,2,1612 Whereas, Rachel loved her job. Her presence under and around this big
13beautiful dome of the state capitol will be deeply missed. Rachel loved the energy the
14capitol brought, especially during session, and enjoyed working with the senators,
15staff, and support agencies. She loved it when they stopped by her office to work,
16visit, or just say hello, and she loved stepping away for lunch with friends; and
SJR49,2,2117 Whereas, Rachel's smile and her contagious laughter were always present. She
18cherished looking after everyone in the loving and caring way that she had. She
19treasured the friendships formed during her lifetime, and she touched so many lives
20along her journey. Rachel has left us with many beautiful moments and memories.
21Words cannot express how deeply Rachel will be missed; and
SJR49,2,2522 Whereas, Rachel always had a positive outlook: from the moment she was
23diagnosed with cancer in June 2015, she fought with strength and fierceness, and
24with the love and support of her family and many friends, she never wavered. She
25was an inspiration to us all—she was Super Rachel; now, therefore, be it
1Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the
2Wisconsin Legislature do hereby commend the life of, and career of, Rachel Ann
3Veum; offer their deepest condolences to Rachel's family, friends, and colleagues; and
4celebrate the legacy that Rachel leaves behind.
SJR49,3,55 (End)