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Gardell Wilburn

March 20, 1952 — October 31, 2023


Gardell Wilburn, a dedicated Chicago Fire Department Paramedic, passed away on October 31, 2023. He was born on March 20, 1952. With profound sadness, we announce the loss of a compassionate individual who dedicated his life to serving others.

Throughout his career in the Chicago Fire Department as a Paramedic, Gardell Wilburn saved countless lives and provided comfort to those in need. His unwavering commitment to his profession and the well-being of others was widely recognized and appreciated by his colleagues and the community he served.

Gardell's professionalism, dedication, and expertise made him an invaluable asset to the Chicago Fire Department. His selflessness and unwavering bravery were evident in every rescue mission he undertook. His commitment to excellence was unparalleled, inspiring all those who had the privilege of working alongside him.

Beyond his remarkable career achievements, Gardell Wilburn was a beloved father and grandfather. He is survived by his children Maurice Wilburn, Michael Wilburn, Alicia Campbell; his grandchildren Daneisha Wilburn, Julian Wilburn, Sydney Wilburn; as well as his brother Dwight Wilburn. Gardell's love for his family was immeasurable and he created lasting memories with each one of them.

Gardell will be remembered not only for his exceptional skills as a paramedic but also for his warm heart, kind spirit, and infectious smile. He had an innate ability to bring peace and comfort to those around him during times of distress. His compassion knew no bounds as he went above and beyond to provide care and support to anyone who crossed his path.

Gardell Wilburn's legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. His kindness, bravery, and unwavering determination to help others will serve as an everlasting inspiration. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the incredible life he lived and the positive impact he had on countless lives.

May Gardell Wilburn rest in eternal peace, knowing that his selfless contributions and compassionate spirit have left an indelible mark on the world. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


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