Dr. Edward “Ed” P. Glover, 86, of Brimfield, passed away at 6:54 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brimfield, with Pastor Michael Liese officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria and one hour prior to services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brimfield on Saturday. Interment will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brimfield, at a later date.
Ed was born on February 2, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Thomas Edward and Emma Louise (Ameiss) Glover. He married Rosalie Virginia Brown on August 26, 1950 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on October 3, 2013 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thomas Edward Jr.
He married Jane Sauerwein on November 9, 2014 in Brimfield.
Ed is survived by his wife, Jane of Brimfield; daughters, Linda (Steven) Ista of Brimfield, Victoria Glover of Peoria and Patricia (Josh) Pitcher of East Peoria; step-daughters, Kay (Jon) Harwood and Cindy (Steve Abel) Youngren; sister, Dorothy Andereck of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Jacob, Amanda, Mikkel, Erek, Aaron, Jami, Emily and Gillian; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He attended Lutheran and Public High School, Shurtliff College and graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in February 1953. He was licensed in Florida in 1953 and practiced for 2 ½ years. In 1956, he continued his practice in Peoria, until his retirement in 2006.
Ed received his post graduate in Roentgenology, Acupuncture and Orthopedics.
He was a charter member of American Chiropractic Association and was a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society Board of Directors, since 1975, serving as Secretary and Vice President. He also served as President of Illinois Chiropractic Society in 1989 and was a member of the Council of Roentgenology of A.C.A.
In 1975, he was appointed by Governor Dan Walker to the Illinois State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC), the first, and at that time, the only chiropractor to serve that agency which is involved in total health planning in Illinois. He was re-appointed by Governor James Thompson in 1978 to 1981.
Ed was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Logan Chiropractic College in 1972. He attended the First International Symposium on Spinal Manipulation in 1979. In 1982, he was named Logan College Alumnus of the year. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of Logan College in 1984 and re-elected in 1987, 1990 and 1994. He received the Chiropractic Physician of the Year in 1993 by the Illinois Chiropractic Society.
He was very active in the community. He was a member of Suburban Kiwanis Club since 1956, serving as President in 1969. He was Lt. Governor of Div. 20 of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis from 1970-1971 and continued with the Downtown Kiwanis, until his death.
Ed was a founding member of Redeemer Lutheran Church since 1956. He served on numerous boards, choir, was a Sunday School teacher and President of the congregation. He and Rosalie later attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brimfield.
He was a Peoria District 150 School Board member from 1973 through 1983, serving as Vice President and President.
Ed was chairman of City of Peoria Heart Fund in 1982. He had been a member of Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce since 1982. He was on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sister, was appointed by the Mayor in 1985 for a 5 year term as a member of the Peoria Civic Center Commission and re-appointed by Mayor Maloof to the Peoria Civic Center Authority in 1990.
He was elected to the Peoria City Council as a Councilman at Large serving from 1991-1999. He was appointed as Mayor Pro-Tem in 1996. After choosing not to run for re-election, he was appointed to the Riverfront Commission in 1999 and continued to serve in that capacity. He was also appointed to the Railroad Commission and was involved with the Peoria Park District Rail-to-Trail Project.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran School Foundation, the Downtown Kiwanis, Lutheran Hour in St. Louis or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brimfield.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.