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Edward Wielosinski, 88

Edward Anthony Wielosinski, 88, twenty five year resident of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away on December 01, 2014. He was born on December

06, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois to Constantine and Mary Wielosinski.

Edward is survived by his wife of sixty five years, LaVerne of Mountain Home, Arkansas; four sons, David (Kathy) Wielosinski of Lansing, Illlinois; Robert Wielosinski of Mountain Home, Arkansas; Brian(Colleen) Wielosinski of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Gary (Sonia) Wielosinskiof Downers Grove, Illinois. He is also survived by five grandchildren,Jessica Wielosinski, Marie Wielosinski, Edward (Stephanie) Wielosinski,

Timothy Wielosinski and Vicky Wielosinski, and two great grandchildren,Leah and Owen Wielosinski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and two sons, Michael Wielosinski and Glenn Wielosinski.

Edward joined the American Merchant Marines during WWII, at the age of 17 where he was assigned to T-2 tankers as an oiler, bringing supplies to the troops on both sides of the globe. In constant fear of attack,

his ship survived a near hit. After service to his country, he joined the Chicago Police Department where he received numerous awards and citations; retiring after 40 years of service. He played a crucial role

in solving the infamous Richard Speck mass murder of 8 student nurses in Chicago in 1966 and appeared on many radio and television shows, including "Oprah," to discuss his work on the case. He was assigned to

the Organized Crime Unit of the Chicago Police Department and worked with the United States Secret Service. He also served as Chief of Security at Stainless Processing Company of Chicago, for over 30 years.

In 2007 he received an honorary high school diploma, given to military veterans, from Mountain Home High School. He was a member of El Dallo's P.C. in Chicago, Elks Lodge #1714 in Mountain Home and St. Peter the

Fisherman Catholic Church.

A "Celebration of Life" will be held for Family and Friends at "Sean's Restaurant" 2233 Highway 5 South; Mountain Home, Arkansas, Monday December 8, 2014 between 5pm to 7pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to be made to Hospice of the Ozarks.

Arrangements are by Twin Lakes Cremation Society & Funeral Home.



Published in Baxter Bulletin on Dec. 6, 2014
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