LOVES PARK – Theodore Peter "Ted" Andresen, 95, of Loves Park, Ill., formerly of DeKalb, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Lincolnshire Place, Loves Park.
Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Theodore P. and Martha (Moluf) Andresen, Ted married Alida B. Finnestad on Feb. 14, 1941, in DeKalb. After she passed away, he married Ruth K. Erickson on Oct. 27, 1945, in Winnetka.
Ted was a farmer in the DeKalb area for 45 years and a realtor for DeKalb Realty for more than 25 years. He was a member of First Evangelical Free Church of Rockford. He was also a member of the Gideon Society and DeKalb County Farm Bureau for many years.
He is survived by his children, Vicki (Chuck) Jones, of Rockford, and Jerry (Maudie) Andresen, of Malta; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Alida in 1944, and Ruth in 2009; son, Fred in 1976; brothers, Julius Andresen in 2010, and Marshall Birkland in 1963; and sisters, Leila Jorgensen in 2009, Ann Anderson in 1964, and Betty Carter in 1997.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Ken Bergstedt of Hope Evangelical Free Church, Roscoe, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Theodore P. "Ted" Andresen Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
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