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Carl R. Eglund
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Obituary for Carl R. Eglund

Carl "Whitey" Eglund was born on June 29, 1931 in Chicago to Carl and Vivian (nee Helgeson) Eglund. He died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Chicago.

Carl served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a highly skilled and proud union painter for 45 years. Carl was a member of the Scandinavian Club, Chicago Torske Klub and the Viking AA where he excelled as a goalie for their soccer teams. As a coach for both the Viking AA and Norwegian American AA, he had a strong and positive influence on many young soccer players. He also served the National Soccer League as its head of officiating for several years. He remained an avid soccer fan and loved to follow his local sports teams. Carl loved to paint canvas art, plaques, and just about anything else his friends would ask him to paint for them. Carl was well known for his Swedish Rosmålning style, and has had several works of art put on display at the Swedish American Museum on Clark Street in Chicago. He was such a positive influence to his family and friends and was loved by all.

Carl is survived by his children, Mona Persson, Mark (Theresa) Eglund, Paul (Heidi) Eglund and Rolf (Duangtawan) Eglund; grandchildren, Erika (Doug) Goddard, Jimmy Persson, Amber Eglund, Austin Eglund, Nina Eglund,and Josefin Vabao; great-grandchildren; Sadie Hawthorne and Wyatt Goddard.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation Monday, January 22, 2018 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with a memorial service at 6:00 PM at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Interment will be 1:30 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Funeral information can be obtained, and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

Previous Events

Memorial Visitation




3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Memorial Service




6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Committal Service




1:30 PM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

27034 S. Diagonal Road
Elwood, IL 60421


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