BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Dewey Celsor, age 89, of Chicago, IL, passed away Friday February 1, 2013 at Central Baptist Village in Norridge, IL.
The Gamaliel, KY native was born May 16, 1923. He was preceded in death by his parents Varney and Mary Eliza Shackelford Celsor, two sisters Helen Robinson and Lucille Young, four brothers Harmon, Ned, Don, and Webb Celsor.
Dewey was retired from Sunbeam Corporation and member of Long Ave. Church of Christ in Chicago, IL., and Veteran of WW II of U. S. Marines and was in the Pacific Theatre. He was a devout Christian whose intellectual pastime was in-depth Bible study. A kind and generous man, a hard worker, whose sense of humor persisted to the end despite advanced dementia.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Smalling Celsor, three daughters Linda Gutfeld (Charles) of Berwyn, IL, Wanda “Rae” Celsor (Mark Orenstein) of Oak Park, IL and Sheila Madsen (Gary) of Chesterfield, MO and one son George Celsor (Debra Abshier) of Anchorage, Alaska. One sister Ida Horn of Alton, IL, five brothers Loyd Celsor (Marie) Hartsville, TN, Edsel Celsor (Fern) of Godfrey, IL, Revely Celsor (Ione) of Greenville, WI, Jimmy Celsor (June) of Titusville, FL and Willie Celsor (Doris) of Hebron, IN, seven grandchildren Max Gutfeld (Angelica Malyszko), Molly Gutfeld, Julie Steffens, Guinevere Orenstein, Lily Madsen, Sarah Madsen and Margaret Madsen.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 7 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel with the funeral at 3:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodburn Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
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