SPRINGFIELD, IL - Aden H. Clump, Jr., 89, passed away at 1:14 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at St. Joseph's Home.
Aden was born June 18, 1925, in Bear Valley, Wisc., the son of Aden F. and Pearl A. Scholl Clump. He married Dee Wagner on Aug. 8, 1970, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Springfield.
Aden was a 1943 graduate of Ubly High School in Ubly, Mich. Proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army, he earned a Purple Heart medal and Bronze Star medal for his bravery and service during WW II. After losing both legs and being discharged from the Army, he attended Ohio State University earning a bachelor's degree in 1950 and went on to earn a master's degree in 1952 from University of Alabama. Aden was employed by the Kentucky Department of Mental Health from 1952-1957, was an Administrator of Newport Hospital in New Hampshire from 1957-1960, and retired as Bureau Chief of Health Facilities Construction for the IL Department of Public Health in 1991. Aden enjoyed golfing, reading, traveling, and volunteering with youth soccer. As a retiree he delighted in the study of genealogy, especially researching his relative, Jane Addams, who founded the Chicago Hull House. His favorite activities were spending time with his children and grandchildren, as well as cheering on his alma mater, Ohio State, to football victories. While he was a double amputee from World War II, his life goal was to be recognized for his work and contributions, not his disability.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Clump.
He is survived by his wife, Dee, of Springfield; daughter, Jennifer A. Davis (husband, Stephen) Davis; son, Michael A. Clump (wife, Keli Braitman); three grandchildren, Addison Clump and Jackson and Jocelyn Davis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Concelebrated Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant, and Rev. Philip Kraft, concelebrant. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Army and the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedarville Area Historical Society (In honor of Jane Addams), P.O. Box 336, Cedarville, IL 61013; World War II Memorial, 1441 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL 62702; or St. Joseph's Home, 3306 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL 62703-4709.
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