Henry C. Teders, 83
C. Teders, 83, a long time resident of West Bend, entered into eternal
life after a sudden, but brief illness, on Nov. 25, 2011.
Henry was born April 18, 1928 to the late Joseph and Beatrice (nee
Krienbrink) Teders. He grew up as a farm boy from the fields of Avilla,
Ind. in a family of nine children. He was a man of honor, serving our
country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict from
1950-1952. He was a dedicated employee at the West Bend Company for 37
years, retiring in 1987.
Henry married his soul mate, Shirley Ann Koller, in 1950 and was a loving
husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who cared for his
family with the love and dedication our Heavenly Father has for all of his
children on earth. We are all blessed as we carry with us his never-ending
legacy of love.
Henry will be forever remembered by his devoted
wife of 61 years, Shirley; seven beloved children, Steven (Rosanne) Teders,
Michael (Connie) Teders, Marie (Leonard) Thibault, Kathy (Ron) Vorpahl,
Debbie (Chuck) Wilfer, Linda (Clarke) Ainley, and Chuck Teders; 11
grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Knauss, Rachel Teders, Katherine and Sarah
Thibault, Aaron (Erica) Vorpahl, Aleah Vorpahl, Abbey (Todd) Wright,
Charlie (Emily) Wilfer, Samuel and JohnAinley, and Alisha (Gabe) Rice; a
great-grandson, Benjamin Wright; a brother, Herman (Harriet) Teders; four
sisters, Theresa (Francis) Meyer, Alice Meyer, Henrietta (Bob) Harris and
Lucy (Mike) Higginbotham; nieces, nephews, other relatives and
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Leo (Lois) Teders,
two sisters, Maryanne (Glen) Fike, Betty Teders, and a brother-in-law, Bud
Funeral services in remembrance of Henry were held on Monday, Nov. 28 with
a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend, and
burial followed in Holy Angels Cemetery.
Memorials to Holy Angels Catholic Church are appreciated.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service assisted the family. Online
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