Paul E. Sellers, age 94, of Elgin, passed away February 4, 2017 at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, AZ. He was born February 10, 1922 in Huntington IN to his loving parents, Reuben and Loretta (nee Kastner).
Paul served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as an M24 light tank operator in the 20th Co., 3rd Calvary, 3rd Army under General George S. Patton. Following the war, Paul met his wife Frances, and they married on February 7, 1947. Together they raised six children and shared 61 wonderful years together until Frances’ passing in 2008. Paul worked as a plant manager for American Can in Batavia. Following his retirement, he had a “second career” working part-time for Osco for 17 years. Paul was a 13-year member of American Legion Post 57. In 2008, he joined fellow WWII veterans on a trip to Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight Chicago. In his free time, Paul enjoyed painting watercolors, traveling the world, gardening, woodworking and carpentry. Family will remember his delicious fruit pies, especially those made from cherries picked from his own cherry tree.
Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances (nee Reidlinger), and his brother Tommy Sellers.
Paul is survived by his children, Stephen (Laura) Sellers, Barbara (Richard) Heywood, Diane Sellers, Gary (Debbie) Sellers, Robert (Maricela) Sellers, and Lynn (Bill) Seurer; siblings, Helen Parker, and John (Mary) Sellers; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., with military honors at 7:00p.m., February 24, 2017 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. Visitation will continue February 25, 2017 9:00a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 215 Thomas More, Elgin, Father Paul White officiating. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa St, Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.