Obit: Woytowicz, Theodore (1925 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Budras, Jurgelewicz, Light, Nowicki, O’Connor, Woytowicz, Wsul, Zajac
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 7/09/2015
Woytowicz, “Ted” Theodore (12 JUN 1925 - 28 MAY 2015)
Theodore “Ted” Woytowicz, age 90, Park Ridge Ill. formerly of Gilman was born June 12, 1925 and passed away May 28. He was a World War II veteran serving in the 10th MTN Division in Italy. He was a Bronze Star recipient.
Ted is survived by his wife Mary (Jurgelewicz) Woytowicz of 66 years. He was the loving father of son Ted Woytowicz, Catherine Woytowicz, Kathy O’Connor, and the late Marilyn Light; grandfather of six; great-grandfather of three, a dear brother to Bernice “George” Budras and Lottie (late Tony) Nowicki; uncle of many.
Ted was great in math. As a child he made bridges and houses from old tree bark and chips. He would build, take them down, and build something new again and again.
As a young teen, he helped his uncle build the new family home in Gilman. He was a lover of outdoors, peeling pulp and logs, made lumber for the new barn stacking lumber planks and making the 120 foot barn perfectly straight.
Hunting was a vacation taken. He loved nature, having friends hunting, bringing deer and snowshoe rabbits then having a tasty meal. The laughter and stories still echo in memory.
In the hardest of times it was fun to be with Ted, he made everything easier by making you laugh. He was always there for his family, picking berries or making a delicious apple pie or his favorite rice pudding. It was easier and fun with laughter and Ted.
Football, baseball and polka music were his favorite pastimes. There was never an excuse for not having a job done right.
Nearer or far our round table was a joyful place full of laughter when Ted came home.
He was loved by many, but his family was his treasure.
Ted worked for Northern Builders Inc. in Chicago, Ill. for 40 years building factories, apartments, restaurants, homes and so many other projects.
He was preceded in death by his parents Walker and Stella Woytowicz, six brothers, John, Walter, Stanley, Edward, Milton and William, at birth, and one sister Jean Zajac in Chicago, Ill.
Visitation was at Oehler Funeral Home in Des Plaines, Ill. Funeral services and arrangement and services at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Chicago, Ill. with Rev. Adam Wsul, pastor.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to the American Legion.
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