WILLIAM WINGSTEDT, age 85, of Geneva, formerly of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 23rd, 2012

WILLIAM WINGSTEDT, age 85, of Geneva, formerly of Lombard, died January 21 at his home.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 28 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Mr. Wingstedt is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy”, nee Crane, of Geneva; eight (8) children, Margaret W. (Douglas) Massey of Homer Glen, Timothy A. (Jennifer) of West Chicago, Nancy (Steve) Reimann of New Mexico, Carolyn G. (Michael) Roberts of West Chicago, Christine J. (David) Seaver of Oswego, William M. (Kiley) of Oswego, David N. of Illinois, Anton K. (Beth) of Appleton, Wisc., grandfather of 29, great-grandfather of 18.  Mr. Wingstedt is preceded in death by two children, Cynthia M. Henry and Constance G. Clarke, four brothers and a sister.

Mr. Wingstedt grew up in Watertown, New York and was a 1944 graduate of Watertown High School. He attended Cornell University.  He moved to Wheaton in 1955, to Lombard in 1972 and to Geneva in 1999. He had worked for Western Electric Co. as a telephone equipment installer in the late 1940’s, owned and operated an electronic service business in the 1950’s, worked for Micrometrical Mfg. Co., a Division of Bendix Corp. as the Chief Meteorologist in the 1950’s, was the Founding Editor of Quality Assurance Magazine in the 1960’s, was Chief Editor and Editorial Director of Appliance Manufacturer Magazine in the 1970’s, and was the Editor and Publisher of Appliance Service News from 1977 to present.

Mr. Wingstedt was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific in World War II.  He served as Chairman of the Lombard Advisory Liquor Commission, was Lombard Man of the Year in 1992, and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball club and a long-time philatelist.  He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Past Master and life member of the Ann Arbor Masonic Lodge, Past High Priest in the Royal Arch Chapter of Masons, life member of Royal, Select and Super Excellent Master Mason, past president of Rotary Club of Lombard, past president of Lombard YMCA, past director Lombard Chamber of Commerce, life member of Lombard Historical Society, charter member Ann Arbor (Michigan) Optimist Club, American Philatelic Society, American Society of Business Press Editors, and Society of Professional Journalists.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Salvation Army, 1S415 Summit, Oak Brook Terrace, IL  60181 would be appreciated

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

 

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