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Obituary for Edwin J. Spellman

Edwin J. SpellmanFormerly of Arlington HeightsEdwin Spellman was born August 19, 1923 in Lynn, MA to Edwin J. and Marion (nee O"Leary) Spellman ." He died April 5, 2017 in St. Charles.Edwin attended Pittsfield High School, where he dreamed of becoming a plane caller at LaGuardia Field." His plans changed when he answered the call to serve his country during WWII." He was a medical technician on-board the USS Stockton, a Destroyer Escort for troop transports across the North Atlantic." After WWII, he decided to make a career out of the Navy, serving on the USS North Carolina, USS Kearsarge, and USS Quincy.In 1959, Edwin was assigned to the Naval Ordinance Plant, in Forest Park Illinois, where he met his wife Nancy." They enjoyed 52 years of married life together." Edwin was a dedicated father, good-natured always with an easy going demeanor." He was affectionately known as "The Pal" by friends and family.Edwin is survived by his children, Edwin (Victoria), David (Adriana), Michael (Julia) and Susan (Brian) Heiser;" his grandchildren, Devin, Alexa and Shane Spellman, Jack and Jeffrey Spellman, Michael and Sara Heiser; his sister in law Barbara Rapp; his nieces; Cheryl, Cindy, Christi and their families.Edwin is preceded in death by his wife Nancy L. (nee Zimmer) and by his parents.Visitation Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 3 PM until 7 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road., (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.) Arlington." Funeral service will be 9 AM, Monday April 10, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home." Interment will be at Ft. Sheridan Cemetery.In lieu of flowers donations may be given to your local Knights of Columbus Chapter.


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