In Memory

Edward Espy


ROCKFORD - Paul Edward Espy, age 77, of Rockford passed away peacefully at home Tuesday December 7, 2021. Born April 10, 1944 in Centerville, IA to Delmar & Ione Espy (McDaniel). Ed worked most of his life as an Ironworker, a proud member of Local 498 in Rockford for 45 years. He was a long time member of St. Anthony's Church in Rockford for over 40 years. Ed enjoyed playing golf, building things in his free time and loved animals; caring for many house pets and wild ones over the years. He will remain forever in our hearts.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Parlow) Espy; brother, Larry (Charlotte) Espy; step-daughter, Kathy Davidson; and dear friend, Verlene McCauley. He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Laddie, John, Lanny & Randy Espy; sister, Annie Johnson; and his favorite dog, Foxy.

Celebration of Life Memorial held Saturday December 18, 2021 from 11am - 3pm at Local 498, 5640 Sockness Drive, Rockford, IL. Eulogy Vigil Services held at 12 noon, reception to follow.  Cremation rites accorded.  Christenson Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Notice provided by Kay (Carroll) Strand