THEODORE “JUNIOR” VANDERSPOOL

B. August 11, 1931 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL
D. October 14, 1931 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Theodore Hilke Vanderspool born March 13, 1908 in Lake Villa, Lake County, IL; veteran of the Navy (enlisted April 17, 1944, released August 18, 1945) son of Hilke Vanderspool (1867-1935) and Reka (Walstra) Vanderspool (1870-1933); Navy Veteran (1944-1945); married (1) Alma Ester, daughter of August Edward Ester (1887-1977) and Ivy Olga (Schmall) Ester (1893-1963); divorced Alma (Ester) Vanderspool in August 8, 1945; married (2) Lucille Edith Waldron (1919-1995), daughter of George and Ida Waldron; last residence in Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ; Theodore died June 2, 1987
  • Mother Alma (Ester) Vanderspool born in Mansfield, Piatt County, IL; married (1) Theodore Hilke Vanderspool and divorced August 8, 1945; married (2) Herman Bittner on August 16, 1945
  • Siblings:
    • Delores Josephine (Vanderspool) Hook born November 28, 1928 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; married (unknown) Hook; Delores died February 1985
    • Janice Vanderspool born about 1934 in Illinois
    • Raymond Edward Vanderspool born September 20, 1936 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; married Judith Diane Darby; died December 15, 1995 in Huntington, Huntington County, IN; buried in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Huntington County, IN; According to the Huntington County, Indiana, History & Families 1834-1993; Turner Publishing Company (Paducah, KY); 1993:

“RAYMOND EDWARD VANDERSPOOL – Raymond Edward was born Sept. 20, 1936, the son of Theodore Vanderspool of Grayslake, IL.  He came to Huntington when Model Engineering and Manufacturing Company closed their sales office in Chicago, IL in 1964 and transferred all operations to the Huntington plants.  He married in 1959 to the former Judith Diane Darby of Oak Park, IL.  They raised one son and two daughters.  The eldest, Jeanette, married Douglas Jena of South Bend, IN.  They reside in the old Rupert Eckert homestead on the Grimm Road.  They have three children: Christopher, Jonathon, and Stacy.  Michael, the only son of Ray and Judy, graduated from Purdue University and currently works for United Technologies of Huntington.  Amy, the youngest, is married to Nathan Kenseth who came from Edgerton, WI when General Motors built their truck plant in Roanoke.  Model Engineering was sold several times over the years until 1986 when Ray and two other investors purchased the company and changed the name to Memcor Truohm.  Ray and Judy built a home on the Rupert Eckert farm and raise cattle there.  Judy teaches Special Education in the Huntington County School Corporation.  Both are active in philanthropic endeavors such as United Way, Pathfinders, Kids Kampus, Samaritan Center, Tri Kappa, and Christ the King Episcopal Church.”

    • Carolyn Ester (Vanderspool) Hutchinson born June 18, 1939 in Illinois; married Eugene Voyd Hutchinson on May 22, 1958 in Maricopa County, AZ

Additional Information:

According to the Independent Register, Thursday, October 22, 1931:

VANDERSPOOL BABY DIES
   Junior Vanderspool, two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Vanderspool, passed away Wednesday evening at 8:30 at the home of his parents on Westerfield, with intestinal flu.   The funeral was held at the Esther home at Hainesville, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial at Fort Hill cemetery.  Rev. Frederick Ringe conducted the services.”

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