Edward F. Sherwood "Ted" age 91, former mayor of Des Plaines, passed away on March 11, 2013. Beloved husband for 57 years of the late Jean (nee Burson). Loving father of Steve Sherwood, Kevin ( Debra) Sherwood, and the late Leslie ( David) Krowka. Cherished grandfather of Justin (Joanna) Sherwood, Kyle (Jamie)Sherwood, Jennifer Krowka, Sarah Krowka, Ryan Sherwood and Matthew ( Ashley) Sherwood. Proud great grandfather of Kathryn, Meredith, Brendan, Ashlyn, Nathan, Kaley, Kody and Riley.
Dear brother of Donald (Mary) , Dorothy (late Bill), late John (Alice) and the late Joe ( Mary). Mr. Sherwood moved to Des Plaines in 1961 and was former Mayor of Des Plaines from 1993 to 1997.
He was a WWII Army Veteran, President of White Collar Services from 1963-1989, Treasures of Chicago Executive Association, President of U.S. Gypsum's Employees Club, Extraordinary Minister at St. Stephens Church in Des Plaines, President of the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce 1972, Director for 5years, and was active with youth groups. He also was Chairman of the Des Plaines Economic Developement Commission for 18 months, member of the Des Plaines Elks Club, and was part of the the Des Plaines Housing Commission for 6 years.
Visitation Monday March 18, 2013 beginning at 3 p.m. until 9p.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois.
Funeral Service Tuesday March 19, 2013 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at funeral home. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois.
For information 847-699-9003 or glhillsfuneralhome.com