Edward John Sindles, Sr.
Edward John Sindles Sr., 73, of Ingleside, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2009.
He was born August 19, 1936 in Sault Ste Marie, MI where he lived throughout his teenage years before moving to Illinois in 1945. He worked various jobs before finding his true calling which was in Law Enforcement. Edward served the community of Mundelein as a Police Officer and retired after 20 years of service at the rank of Lieutenant. After leaving Mundelein he worked for the Lake County Sheriffs Department and was instrumental in construction, writing of policies and procedures for the new jail. He became Chief of Police for the department of Round Lake Beach for nine years and retired after 37 years in Law Enforcement. Edward also served as Chief of Police for seven years for Hawthorn Woods when it was still a part time department.
Edward received his Masters degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois and was an instructor at the College of Lake County from 1975-2003 where he taught numerous Criminal Justice courses.
Outside of Law Enforcement he had numerous hobbies and interests, which included a love for motorcycles and flying, achieving his private pilots license. He was very active in the communities and belonged to numerous clubs and organizations.
He was a loving father and was well loved by his community and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Katherine Sindles; and his sons, Ricky, Randy and Dean; and his grandson, Michael.
Edward is survived by seven children, Tami (Al) Campbell, Dawn (Mark) Benz, Cliff (Adrianna) Sindles, Rikki (Glenn) Pollock, Edward (Diane) Sindles Jr., Jeffrey (Laura) Sindles, Susan (Brian) Smith; and 17 grandchildren and one great-grandson, and a special friend, Lois Long.
A memorial will be held at the Calvary Presbyterian Church at 510 Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake, IL on Thursday August 27, visitation begins at 5pm with the memorial service at 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Calvary Presbyterian Church of Round Lake, IL, (847)546-4444.
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Published in News Sun from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2009