Edward J. Dowling,
85, of Lincoln, formerly of Wheaton, died Monday (May 12, 2003) at
5:15 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.
Visitation was on
Friday at Ivin's Funeral Home, 80 E. Burlington
His funeral was Saturday
morning at St. Leonard's Catholic Church in Berwyn, with Father Bill Curren officiating.
Burial was in
Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Mr. Dowling was a
retired deputy director for the General Services Administration in
Chicago and Washington, D.C.
He was born April 6,
1918, in Chicago to Andrew E. and Ellen Frainey Dowling. He married
Mary Jane Simmons on May 21, 1949, in Chicago. She died April 21,
Survivors are one
son, Edward J. (and Marcia) Dowling of Lincoln; one daughter,
Deborah (and Albert) Hlavacek of Phoenix, Ariz.; four
granddaughters, Jennifer (and Greg) Widmer of Montgomery, Julie and
Kelly Dowling of Lincoln, and Samantha Reed of Chicago; two
grandsons, Christopher and Patrick Reed of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one
brother, John (and Ruth) Dowling of Huntley.
He was also preceded
in death by one sister and one child.
He was a member of
Holy Family Church in Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's
Foundation or St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
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