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Edward L. Kellan


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Edward L. Kellan Obituary
Edward L. Kellan, of rural Kiel (Cedar Lake) passed away on Thursday afternoon October 18, 2018 at St. Nicholas Hospital. He was born on November 14, 1936 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Edward Van Kellan & Mary (Guinan) Kellan. Ed was a graduate of Amundsen High School, Chicago. On April 6, 1956 he was united in marriage to Virginia "Ginny" Frees in Chicago. Ginny preceded him in death on February 4, 2003. Through the course of his life, Ed was a Navy Reservist, worked at American Bakeries, was a driving instructor and sold insurance. His proudest accomplishment was his position as a firefighter paramedic in Park Ridge, IL. He helped pioneer the paramedic program at North West Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL and was also an instructor for the paramedic program. Ed's CB handle in the 70's was "lifesaver". His purpose in life was to help his family, friends and strangers in need. He loved gardening and sharing his flowers with the neighbors. He was truly a loving husband, father and friend. Ed and his wife Ginny had property on Cedar Lake for over 50 years. Ed built his full time home on the lake and has enjoyed the past 13 years livng there. Mr. Ed will be deeply missed. Survivors include his children; Vance Kellan of Ladysmith, Jill (Hugh) Hindes of Glenview, IL, grandchildren; Andrew Kellan, Nicholas (Shannon) Kellan, Lorna (Kellan) Smalley, Ryan (Kristina) Hindes and Aaron Hindes, great grandchildren; Hadley Smalley, Liam Johnson, Leo Kellan and Layla Kellan. Ed is further survived by his girlfriend of 8 years; Patricia Foote and a sister; Marceline McCoy. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ginny. Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 25, 2018
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