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Arlo James Chapman of St. Charles Arlo James Chapman, 81, passed away peacefully at his daughter Jean's home, Monday, July 12, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Arlo was born June 8,1929, in Turtle Lake, N.D. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Francis and Sarah Louise (Kittelson) Chapman; his older brother, John Earl Chapman and five infant siblings; and his soul mate and second wife, Lorraine Falk Chapman. Arlo graduated ,class valedictorian from Turtle Lake High School in North Dakota, Class of 1948. He was a man of many accomplishments. A supervisor at Hawley Company in St. Charles, he ran the linotype at the Geneva Republican for many years, joined the Geneva police force, went on to join the Kane County Sheriff's Department, and owned and ran the Purple Carriage in St. Charles. Arlo also had many black belts in karate and judo, and many sharp shooting awards. Arlo also worked for Stephen Winternitz Auction in his later years; just had to keep busy. He was an avid collector of cast iron pots and pans, and belonged to the WAGS and GRISWOLD Clubs. He loved going to flea markets and making friends with everyone. He was a life member of the Moose in St. Charles, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Arlo is survived by his first wife, Ardith Arlene Chapman of Lugoff, S.C., and his six children, Jean (George) Haimalas of Geneva, Ill., Judy (Tim) Gallagher of Sandwich, Ill., Joan Chapman St. Charles, Ill., John (Dawn) Chapman of Dexter Mo., Jeffry Arlo Chapman of Lugoff and Jennifer (Mel) McCaa of Lugoff. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Andreas and Fotis Haimalas, Gary Oxford and Tiffany Gallagher, Amanda and Kristen Porter, Tyler and Hayley Chapman, Kassandra and Jeffery Arlo Jr. Chapman; and finally two great-grand daughters, Riley Gibson and Fotini Haimalas. The family would like to thank the CNS Hospice, Dr. Chang, Ancie, Beth Kennedy, Linda the nurses aid, and to everyone at CNS for their help and caring, someone to lean on and answer questions, and offer suggestions, thank you all!; and to Chaplin Patrick Skinner for all of the prayers and guidance through this difficult time for Arlo and Jean. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the funeral home. For information, 630-232-7337 or visit www.yursfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 14, 2010
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