Obituaries

Teddy Joe Whitfield Sr.

May 6, 1950 - February 2, 2018

Teddy Joe Whitfield Sr.

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

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

Service Schedule

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

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.

Burial will be at  Highland Garden of Memories with military rites.

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Sorry for your loss. I worked for Ted at Chrysler, he was a good man to work for, may he rest in peace.

Mike Descamps 2018-02-09T08:06:27

Sandy, Scott and the rest of the family, I was truly floored when I heard of Teddy’s passing. He was like family to me, I worked for and with him for years, and of course drew a lot of cartoon’s of him when he was at his best. My condolences to you all.

Mike J Kline

Mike j. Kline 2018-02-07T10:28:24

My deepest condolences to Shawn, Delores and your family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Jean Ho 2018-02-07T06:21:40

On Behalf of The BodyShop at FCA. I offer our deepest condolences and sincere prayers for Teddy’s Family & Close Friends. Father God please send out Blessings for Teddy’s Love Ones. I ask that each of them experience Peace & Comfort beyond their understanding during your time of grief.
In Jesus Name, AMEN

WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

Crystal Bush 2018-02-06T06:40:19

Thank you Teddy. I enjoyed working with you and for you over a number of years. You were a great boss. Affectionately know as 10 hour Teddy. You will be missed boss.

JAY Krause 2018-02-05T14:09:04

We are very sorry for your loss, he was way to young. God bless Teddy and bless his family to cope with their loss.

Rick and Sue McVinnie 2018-02-04T20:57:27

So sorry for you loss ,
Bill, Dale , Paula , Kelly

Bill and Dale Smith 2018-02-04T20:45:59

Cindy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ted was a great friend and will be missed.

Mark Ackerman 2018-02-04T14:12:41

I am so heartbroken with the unexpected passing of my dear brother Ted. He was so kind and generous with everyone, and I have a lot of great memories to cherish forever. Thoughts and prayers to all of us, especially for my sister in law Sandy, my nephew Teddy Jr and my niece Heather and their families. I will love you forever, my brother Ted. RIP, Your loving sister Pam

Pam and Dan Coghlan 2018-02-04T13:59:05

I really enjoyed working with Teddy. He embraced change and always pushed through difficult situations. He was my first choice to lead the team on afternoon shift and could be trusted to make the best decisions always. My condolences to the family, he will be missed.

Andrew Ragalyi 2018-02-04T13:33:24

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