Obituary courtesy of Hultgren Funeral Home
Samuel Watts of Wheaton, a member of the 1-508th Rifle Company and the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistant died Saturday, May 19 in Bethesda, MD. He was 20.
He was born August 14, 1991 in Elmhurst.
He attended in Wheaton and graduated from in 2010. He was an avid BMX biker, and a student at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison in the Fire Science program, and hoped to serve as a fireman after his service in Afghanistan.
He was known as a man who could be himself around anybody and loved the people around him. He loved adventure and was constantly moving. In his short time here he lived a full life.
He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Susan Watts; two sisters, Sarah and Abigail; a brother, Andrew; his paternal grandmother, Ruth; his maternal grandfather, Paul; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at , 304 N. Main St., in Wheaton, IL. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 410 N. Cross St., in Wheaton, IL. Interment will follow at Wheaton Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, 1111 W 22nd Street, #620, Oakbrook, IL 60523.
Family and friends may sign a guest book at hultgrenfh.com. For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.