The Obit For Willard Sellergren

Willard A. Sellergren

Published in Chicago Tribune on October 11, 2011

Willard A. "Ace" Sellergren, Born October 13, 1921, passed away October 10, 2011.

Beloved son of the late Albert and Mable; Loving husband of the late Lorraine, nee Olson and Annellen, nee Corrigan; Loving father of Nancy, Ellen, Charlie and Jeanette Sellergren, Lorna (Mike) Rubino, Renee (Donnie) Holm, Marta (Sam) Cozzo, Robbie and James (Amy) Sellergren; Cherished grandfather of 21; Great-grandfather of 19; Dear brother of Jimmy and the late Carol, Al Jr., Bob, Roy, Rowland, Richard and Howard; Beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Signed by the Chicago Cubs in 1939 at age 18 and went on to manage their farm league team.

Decorated WWII Naval Officer, flying missions off the USS Princeton.

Memorial visitation Thursday, Oct. 13, 3 to 9 p.m., at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge.

Family and friends will meet Friday, Oct. 14, at Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8300 N. Greenwood Ave., Niles, for visitation from 9 to 10 a.m.

Memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Rainbow Hospice Ark, www.rainbowhospice.org.