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Theodore Gebhardt Obituary

DUNLAP - Theodore "Ted" William Gebhardt, age 51, of Dunlap passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Metamora.

Ted was born on Dec. 21, 1962, in Peoria to Richard Lawrence and Sandra Lee (Herman) Gebhardt. He married Carol Rae Walker on Sept. 3, 2011.

Ted is survived by his wife, Carol of Dunlap, Ill.; his son, Brock Gebhardt of Springfield, Ill.; his daughter, Samantha Gebhardt of Dunlap, Ill.; his stepchildren, Eddie Elson of East Peoria, Ill., Brian Wikoff of West Peoria, Ill., and Troy Wikoff of Dunlap, Ill.; his stepgrandchild, Anthony Elson; his parents; two brothers, Rick (Maritza) Gebhardt of Dunlap, Ill., and Randy Gebhardt of East Moline, Ill.; his sister, Jill (Joel) Dryden of Peoria, Ill.; and seven nieces and nephews, Meghan Dryden, Micah Dryden, Matthew Dryden, Cassie Gebhardt, Dane Gebhardt, Rachelle Mewshaw and Katarina Gebhardt.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his aunt, Margie Strand.

Ted graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1985. He also received his law degree from the U of I.

Ted was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association and practiced law for several years. He was the operations director for Central Pool Supply/Pride Manufacturing.

He was a member of the TKE fraternity and was a big supporter of the Down Syndrome Organization, the South Side Mission and of the Washburn community. He also attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 12 noon at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Joel Dryden will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to the South Side Mission.

Online condolences may be made through www.woolsey-wilton.com.


Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 21, 2014
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