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Aiken, Rodney A. Age 64, of Saugatuck, MI, formerly of Evanston, IL, at rest Wednesday, July 3, 2014. Born April 4, 1950 in Naperville, IL, the son of Shirley Ramsdell and the late Lawrence Aiken. Beloved husband of Lynn McClure; loving father of Andrea (Ed) Chacon, Rebecca McClure and Andrew (Holly) McClure; cherished grandfather of Eddie, Ethan and Landon Chacon; dear brother of Kim (Mickey) Aiken. Rod is survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Rod served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war, returning to earn a Masters in Public Administration from Western Illinois University. He spent more than 30 years in public parks and recreation in Illinois, the last 18 years of which he served as Executive Director of the Glencoe Park District. Rod retired in 2009. He was a member of the National Recreation and Park Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation Leadership Academy, 536 East Avenue, LaGrange, IL 60525 or the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, P.O. Box 617, Douglas, MI 49406. A celebration of Rod's life will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 4:00 7:00 p.m. at Glencoe Community Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Arrangements entrusted to: Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 South Mill St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 355 0213 www.friedrichjones.com

Published in the Naperville Sun on July 6, 2014
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