Deceased August 5, 2022

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In Memory

Clement F. “Clem” Springer Jr.,  longtime resident of Winnetka, Ill., passed away on Aug. 5, 2022, at his assisted-living home in Tequesta, Fla. Born in Chicago, Clem was the son of Clement F. Springer Sr. and Ruth Springer (née West).

Clem grew up in Winnetka, where he was a student with the first kindergarten class to attend Crow Island School. He graduated from New Trier High School in 1953. He liked to say that his first job was as a soda jerk at Walgreen’s in Winnetka, with “emphasis on the soda.”

At Amherst, Clem majored in American studies. He then went to Northwestern University’s law school, where he earned his J.D. in 1960. After six months of active duty with the U.S. Army, he joined his father’s LaSalle Street law firm of Springer & Bergstrom, which became Springer & Carstedt with eventual merger with Defrees & Fiske in 1984.

Clem married Mary Jo “Jody” Springer and is survived by his four children, Catie (Anita Holstad), David, Andrew (Sandra Margarita) and Robert Springer; two grandchildren, Luis and Paul; his special friend, Ginny Jensen; his sister, Ruth Anne Sorsen; and his five nieces and nephews, Cole, Scott, Liz, Jenna and Robbie.

Clem was known by his friends and family as a friendly, smart (of course) and sociable person. He was also an active leader and volunteer for various organizations.

Howard Bellin ’57