Teddy Joe Whitfield, Sr., 67 of Belvidere, IL passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 2, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI after a sudden illness. Teddy was born May 6, 1950 in Luverne, MN the son of Joseph M. and Beatrice F. (Neubert) Whitfield. Teddy married Sandra K. Richards on November 23, 1974 in Platteville, WI He was a graduate of Concordia University. Teddy served in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Ranger, as an aviation technician. He was employed by the Chrysler Corp for forty plus years. In life, Teddy enjoyed his grandkids, golf and at times a bit of gambling.
Teddy is loved and will be missed by his wife, Sandra; children, Teddy, Jr. and Heather (Bradley) Verhagen both of Belvidere, IL; grandchildren, Teddy III, Lucy, Bryton, Harper; siblings, Cindi Seibel, David (Sue) Whitfield, Pam (Dan) Coghlan, Scott Whitfield, Shawn (Delores) Whitfield, nieces and nephews. Teddy is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Brian Whitfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday February 8, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Dudley Matties of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project in Teddy’s name. To share a memory, please visit www.Andersonfcs.com