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Jan Peter Vanderspool

October 15, 1933 December 8, 2017
Jan Peter Vanderspool
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Obituary for Jan Peter Vanderspool

Jan P. Vanderspool
Of Wheeling

Jan P. Vanderspool was born October 15, 1933 in Chicago to Peter H. and Winifred (Piper) Vanderspool. He died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Mr. Vanderspool began working in the construction trades as a bricklayer. After frequent masonry jobs at Lutheran General Hospital, he was offered a permanent job as Assistant to Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds in 1971. He continued to serve as Construction and Remodeling Manager, Project Engineer, and Project Leader until after normal retirement age. When the hospital became part of the Advocate Health Care system, he continued as the hospital’s locksmith until he retired after 32 years.

Jan’s knack for seeking out and solving problems was clear in high school when he claimed an abandoned popcorn wagon. His father helped him lease land where he could rebuild the wagon. Another leased location at the end of the Milwaukee Avenue streetcar line became a thriving part-time business. In his free time, Jan enjoyed repurposing scrapped materials into something useful. In one project, he took junked hospital glass panels and built a tool shop, complete with a retractable roof for added ventilation. He found nothing more satisfying than the hunt to assemble unrelated pieces into a masterpiece.

Jan is survived by his son Jan P. (Nanette) Vanderspool II; his sister Madlynne K. Vanderspool; his nieces, Glory Reynolds of Clinton, Iowa and Richey Vanderspool of White Heath, Illinois; his nephew Robert Vanderspool of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; and his long-time friend, Cecilia Barin.

Special thanks to his niece Glory Reynolds and great-nieces Heather Parks of Clinton, Iowa and Madlynne Neuls of Belvidere for their loving regular visits allowing him to stay at his home in Wheeling until he was too ill to live by himself.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Richard G. (late Delores) Vanderspool.

Visitation on Monday, December 18, 2017, from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 12:00 pm at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2501 E Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights.

Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.


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Visitation

Monday

18

Dec

10:00 AM 12/18/2017 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/18/2017 12:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

18

Dec

12:00 PM 12/18/2017 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 12/18/2017 12:30:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

2501 E. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

2501 E. Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States
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