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Earl Birdsell
(09-06-1951 - 06-12-2020)

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 Earl E. Birdsell Jr., 68, of Gilberts passed away surrounded by his family on June 12, 2020 in his home. He was born September 6, 1951 in Chicago the son of Earl E. and Mary (Middaugh) Birdsell Sr. He was employed by the City of Elgin as a Police Officer for 25 years before retiring as a Patrolman, Detective and Sergeant. He was also employed as an agent at Valentine Insurance in Elgin.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Diane Birdsell, 5 children, Deborah Weiss, Robert (Flavia) Birdsell, Christopher (Simona) Birdsell, Cathleen (Daniel) Streit, Rebecca (Carlos) Navas, 13 grandchildren, Breanne, Tyler, Evan, Samual, Lucas, Emma, Addyson, Braden, Payton, Hannah, Harper, Jadyn, Bryce, 3 sisters, Shirley Wrasse, Pamela (Ed) Mamola, Patricia (Scott) Alwin and a brother, Gary (Jenna) Birdsell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Public Visitation following CDC guidelines will be held on Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, followed by private prayer services for the family. A public procession will then go to River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to ALSAChicago.org/donate. For more information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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