Theodore R. Stewart Theodore R. Stewart, 90, of Hancock, WI, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2012, at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. He was born July 21, 1922, in Sacramento, CA, the son of Frank and Anna (nee Sheldon) Stewart. He married the former Dorothy M. Schendel in 1955. She preceded him in death in 1977. He married Virginia V. (Hendrickson) Groves on Dec. 30, 1978, at Bensenville, IL. Theodore served his country in the US Navy during World War II. He resided in Wood Dale, IL for many years, where he was employed as chief engineer for D.A. Matot Corp. of Chicago for 40 years until his retirement. He moved to rural Hancock on Jan. 2, 2003, from Wood Dale, IL. He loved woodworking and being active at the Hancock Meal Site. Theodore belonged to Rogers-Oestreich American Legion Post 343, Hancock/Coloma. He is survived by his wife, Virginia V. Stewart of Hancock; three children, George (Patricia) Stewart of Schaumburg, IL, Charles (Signa) Groves of Washburn, WI and Terri (Jeffrey) Horacek of Hancock, WI; daughter-in-law, Hope Stewart of Yorkville, IL; grandchildren, Carrie (Paige) Stewart- Crawford, Jeffrey (Adrienne) Stewart, Jennifer (John) Waldschmidt, Matthew Stewart, Michael Stewart, Susan Larsen (Perry), Keri (Dan) McGuire, Peter (Brenda) Groves, Kristy (Dan) Pleet, Kelly (Jeffrey) Bacon, Terry (Ron) Swanson and Scott Suave; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife Dorothy, he was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; four brothers; and one son, Gerald Stewart. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home in Plainfield, WI, with Rev. Eric L. Hambrock officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Colburn/Leola Cemetery, Town of Colburn, Adams County. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4 until 7 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. For information, or 920-787-3746.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 11, 2012