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“Thinking of Ted's family and wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Ted was a genuine friend and a great co-worker to many. He will be...Read More »
1 of 60 | Posted by: Rita Kaufman - Erie, IL

“Thinking of all of you with Hugs. Ted was a really Awesome will know he is close always. ”
2 of 60 | Posted by: Kathy Huizenga

“The first time I met you was when Judy and I and others ran a race in Hampton, IL. You were in now what I know as rare Ted form. I was in the back...Read More »
3 of 60 | Posted by: Kate Klimson - Morrison, IL

“On We Go with all of the wonderful memories we have made... ”
4 of 60 | Posted by: Tiffany Tipton - Morrison, IL

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Ted. Everyone is sharing in your grief, Judy. We love you and your family very much. God's Blessings. Eric...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Carol & Eric Janvrin - Morrison, IL

“So sad to hear this Judy! ”
6 of 60 | Posted by: Doug & Ellen McCulloh

“So sorry about your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! ”
7 of 60 | Posted by: Paula Jansma - Morrison, IL

“Judy,Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for you and your family. Barry &!I are sending our love... ”
8 of 60 | Posted by: Jody Stuart Lovett - Honolulu, HI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
9 of 60 | Posted by: Gerry & Shari Akker - Morrison, IL

“Always made time to stop and talk. So sorry to read about the loss of a classmate. ”
10 of 60 | Posted by: Dave and Marcia Brands - Morrison, IL

“Thoughts and prayers for your family. ”
11 of 60 | Posted by: Aubrey Fisher - Morrison, IL

“Our deepest sympathy to Judy and family. Thinking of you. Hugs ”
12 of 60 | Posted by: Dale & Paula Wiersema

“So very sorry Judy. Kathy & Stan Merema ”
13 of 60 | Posted by: Kathy Merema - Fulton, IL

14 of 60 | Posted by: CHERYL MEINERS - MORRISON, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. He is healed now. Judy, Please accept my sincere condolences. Feel free to reach out to me. ”
15 of 60 | Posted by: Barbara Merkerson - Irondale, AL

“Sorry for your lost from Vicki Deter Scott and Joann flores- Deter ”
16 of 60 | Posted by: Vicki Deter - Ashton, IL - Family

“Vicki ”
17 of 60 | Posted by: Vicki Deter - Ashton, IL - Family

“Judy and Family,My prayers are with you in this difficult time. Ted was a one of a kind guy that had a very unique sense of humor that made everyone...Read More »
18 of 60 | Posted by: Maggie Jones - Morrison, IL

“Dear Judy & Family, Please know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers for comfort & peace now & in the coming days. ”
19 of 60 | Posted by: Al & Becky Schmidt - Morrison, IL

“We are sorry for your loss and are praying and thinking daily.about your familyThe Schells Rob, Loretta, Mitchell and William ”
20 of 60 | Posted by: Rob Schell - Owensboro, KY

“Our sincere sympathy to you, Judy and your family at this most difficult time. ”
21 of 60 | Posted by: Esther Huizenga - Morrison, IL

“So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Jane (Steele) Hardin ”
22 of 60 | Posted by: Jane Hardin (Steele) - Rantoul, IL

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
23 of 60 | Posted by: Chris (Gowan) Krum - Morrison, IL

“Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Ted Deter. He always had a smile and a friendly word for everyone and he will be missed. ”
24 of 60 | Posted by: Gretchen Bush - Morrison, IL

“There was a lot of good memories made with Buck. ”
25 of 60 | Posted by: Mike McClary - Coworker

“our deepest sympathy to ted's family. ”
26 of 60 | Posted by: mark schuler - morrison, IL

“So sorry for your loss. ”
27 of 60 | Posted by: Joan Hook - Morrison, IL - Friend

“Judy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ted was a great coworker and friend. Our sympathies to all of you! ”
28 of 60 | Posted by: Tony OHoro - Sun City West, AZ

“Am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. My sincere condolences to the Deter family. ”
29 of 60 | Posted by: Patty Alcantar (Hacker) - IL

“I will always remember Ted with a smile for his sense of humor and willingness to do anything that needed to be done. Seeing the two of you together...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Connie Swanson-DeSpain - Morrison, IL

“Prayers and Sympathy from our family to yours. ”
31 of 60 | Posted by: Steve & Darlene Hook - Morrison, IL

“Dear Deter Family: I am thinking of you at this challenging time. While no words could begin to ease your suffering, my wish is that Ted will find...Read More »
32 of 60 | Posted by: Becky West - Morrison, IL

“Thinking of you. ”
33 of 60 | Posted by: Linda Brandon - Morrison, IL

“Ted was always a friendly neighbor. He always stop to say Hi and visit a minute. He will be missed. ”
34 of 60 | Posted by: Wayne, Lynda & Mathew Endress - IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ted will be missed. ”
35 of 60 | Posted by: Kelvin and Sara Tenboer - IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Judy and your family. ”
36 of 60 | Posted by: Dona Tegeler - Morrison, IL

“Blessings as you remember and celebrate Ted. ”
37 of 60 | Posted by: Dolores Nice-Siegenthaler

“Our sympathy to all of Ted's family. ”
38 of 60 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy (Harvey) Countryman - IL

“So sorry for your loss, Judy! Ted was always so pleasant and helpful at your garage sales. ”
39 of 60 | Posted by: Ethel VanZuiden - Morrison

“Words are so difficult when a family loses someone they dearly love and a community of friends loses someone they dearly admire. Our prayers go out...Read More »
40 of 60 | Posted by: Brian and Cindy Bonneur Morrison

“Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
41 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Zaagman - Lyndon, IL

“Prayers are with you all at this difficult time! Many great memories and fun times, Ted Rest in Peace! God Bless! ”
42 of 60 | Posted by: Fred Olson - Mansfield, MA

“Ted was such a kind and gentle man. He will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to Judy and the family. ”
43 of 60 | Posted by: John and Arlene Dickey - Morrison, IL

“So sorry for the loss of your truely amazing man. I've known Ted for a long time but unfortunately not near long enough. He will be sorely missed. ”
44 of 60 | Posted by: Robert Schroeder - Albany, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. ”
45 of 60 | Posted by: Barry & Jody Lovett - Honolulu, HI

“So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers for the family!Randy & Linda Gorzny BoelkinsFormer Morrison residents ”
46 of 60 | Posted by: Linda Boelkins - Sun City West, AZ

“My condolences to the family; Ted was a very special person and will be missed by many. ”
47 of 60 | Posted by: Cathy Poole-Rowe - Tucson, AZ

“Sorry to hear of Ted's passing. My condolences and prayers to his family. ”
48 of 60 | Posted by: Velma White - East Moline, IL

“So sorry for your loss - my thoughts & prayers are with you all! ”
49 of 60 | Posted by: Andrea Dalton - Friend

“Our sympathies and prayers to Judy and family. ”
50 of 60 | Posted by: Todd and Christine Schlegel - IL

“My deepest regrets to Ted's family. He was a very special man and such a fun person to be around. May you find some comfort in knowing his fight is...Read More »
51 of 60 | Posted by: Wendy Maher - Classmate

“Really enjoyed working with Buck! He was a great guy. ”
52 of 60 | Posted by: Teri Robertson - Hampton, IL

“Thoughts and prayers for Teds family. I worked with Ted for several years, he always had a great sense of humor, and a unbelievable work eithic. He...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: Chuck Wasinger - Phoenix, AZ

“Our deepest sympathy to Judy and the entire family. ”
54 of 60 | Posted by: RICK and Diane Boelkins - IL

“It didn't matter where I saw him, he always had that smile. I am blessed to known Ted and Judy. ”
55 of 60 | Posted by: Nancy Stone - Morrison, IL

“So sorry about the passing of Uncle Ted. He was an amazing man and a fighter. Whoever knew him, loved him. He will be missed. ”
56 of 60 | Posted by: Darci Deter-Paisley - Morrison, IL

“I am so sad to hear of Teds passing he was a person who always had a smile on his face for everyone ”
57 of 60 | Posted by: Victoria Cardwell - Morrison, IL

“I am so saddened to hear of Ted's passing. May each member of Ted's family be surrounded by peace and comfort during this difficult time. ”
58 of 60 | Posted by: Alice Beveroth - Morrison, IL

“Our deepest sympathy to the family ”
59 of 60 | Posted by: John and Bonnie Bauscher - IL

60 of 60 | Posted by: Roger and Deb Tegeler

Theodore (Ted) Deter died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family in Morrison, IL on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at the age of 64.

Ted is survived by his wife, Judy (Groharing) Deter; children, Molly (Kevin) Reimer of Elburn, IL, Ben (Olen Amelia) Deter of Chicago, IL and grandchildren, Ethan, Abigail, and Olivia Reimer of Elburn, IL. He is also survived by two siblings, Tim (Lynn) Deter of Morrison, IL and Paula (Peter) Romanow of Aurora, IL; mother-in-law, Ann Groharing of Morrison, IL; brother and sister-in-laws, Robert and Debby Vaughn of Morrison, IL and Larry and Susan Baker of Urbana, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie Deter; father-in-law, Fred Groharing of Morrison, IL; and his brother, David Deter of Morrison, IL.

Ted was born on September 24th, 1953 in Morrison, IL to John and Marie Deter. He graduated from Morrison Community High School in 1971. He married Judy Groharing, his high school sweetheart on August 2nd, 1974. Ted was employed by Climco Coils, General Electric, Groharing Mason Contractors, and he had most recently retired from Exelon Nuclear Power Station in Cordova, IL following a 28-year career as a Radiation Technician.

Ted held many volunteer positions including Morrison Area Ambulance, W.H.O.A. (White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center), and The American Red Cross. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and taking riding lessons at Drinkall Stables in Milledgeville.

Ted was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He had a unique sense of humor appreciated by all who knew and loved him.

A gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 12:00-3:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home at 1601 16th Avenue, Fulton, IL 61252.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted's name can be made to W.H.O.A.,, and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.

The family would like to thank the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Hospitals and staff for their efforts in fighting pancreatic cancer.