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Glenn W. Sportsman
(08-02-1925 - 01-18-2018)

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Glenn W. Sportsman, 92, of Elgin passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. He was born August 2, 1925 in Rothville, Missouri the son of Ernest and Ella Vaughn Sportsman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during W.W. II. He was a graduate of Elgin High School, was businessman in Elgin and was an avid fan of high school basketball. He was an outdoorsman most of his life and enjoyed playing golf.

Surviving are his 3 children, Linda Benedick of Phoenix, AZ, Robin (Ezell) Simon of Pueblo, CO and Terry (Crystal) Sportsman of Elgin, 6 grandchildren, Tia (Dan) Palmiter, Tonsen Sportsman, Carissa Dixon, Adam Simon, Devin Simon and Corey (Allison) Massa, 10 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Bert Coquillette, Nadine (Travis) Odell and Maxine Rutt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley, a son, Craig, grandson, T.J. and a brother, Clyde Sportsman.

Private funeral services will be held at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Burial will be private at Plato Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. For Information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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