||Death: July 16, 2011
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July 16, 2011
|Theodore J. “Tudge” Tuleck Sr., 85, of Ottawa, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, July 16, 2011 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 21st at 11:00 am, at Ottawa Funeral Home with Father Ray Guthrie of St. Columba Church officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service. Entombment will be at Oakwood Memorial Park Shrine of Rest.
Ted was born on October 16, 1925, the son of John and Catherine (Stranko) Tuleck. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943, and served in WWII. He was an expert bowler, having won several awards, prize money, and trophies in the sport. He shared his talent of bowling as an instructor to younger bowlers. In 1947 he married Marian Parks, in Ottawa, Illinois. He retired from LOF in 1983. He enjoyed dancing, gardening, trips to the gambling boat, watching the Riverfest Parade every year, eating home-cooked meals, and spending time with family. His mentoring words of wisdom will never be forgotten and cherished forever. He was a one-of-a-kind person and made us all aware of that fact when we were together. He appeared tough on the outside, but he had a heart of gold. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, uncle, brother, great-grandfather and friend. He will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Marian Tuleck, of Ottawa, daughters Kathy Dahlberg of Rockford; Julanne (John) Brandow of Ottawa; Becky Tuleck of WI; Beth Tuleck of LaSalle; Amy Tuleck of Ottawa; sons, Ted (Danielle) Tuleck of IN; Tom Tuleck of MD; sisters, Ann Day of Ottawa, Bernice Heinz of Tonica; grandchildren, Jamie (John) Fitzpatrick of Ottawa; Billy (Nikolle) Loughridge of Ottawa; Andrew Dahlbert of Rockford; Sarah (Gary) Shavio of WI; Brennan Snell of LaSalle; Theodore “Teddy” Tuleck III and Betsy Tucker of San Diego; Michael Kuzmich of Ottawa; Tyler Renz of WI, Thomas Tuleck, Tracy Tuleck of FL; and Tiffany Tuleck of Ohio. Several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews including Trudy Heinz of Varna and his faithful constant companion “Tux” his cat.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Stella Trujillo and Mary Tuleck.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Bill and Billy Loughridge, Andrew Dahlberg, Michael Kuzmich, Tyler Renz, and John Fitzpatrick.
Memorials may be directed to Pet Project.