Theodore Fandrei

Theodore M. Fandrei

1928 - 2013

Theodore M. Fandrei, 84, of Ellison Bay, Wis., died at his home in Ellison Bay on Saturday July 13, 2013. He was born in Sister Bay, Wis., on Dec, 12, 1928, to Frank and Floy ( Sitte ) Fandrei.

Ted worked in farming until he left to work in the shipyards and then with the Rice Line sailing on the Great Lakes. He returned to Sister Bay and was employed with the Masterfreeze Corporation until he left and went to Kenosha, WI to work at AMC/Chrysler until his retirement.

He married Judith Nelson on September 15, 1951 and she preceded him in death on January 28, 2005.

Survivors include his children, Lyn ( Karen Wojtkiewicz), Gary ( Judy Morrison ), Terry Neises and Dale Bose. Eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and sisters, Betty Carlson, Marilyn (Glenn) Erickson and Jacqui (Vince ) Rooney.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents; sister, JoAnn Johnson; son-in-law, Allan Neises and grandson, Todd.

Funeral services will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, WI on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Interment will be at the Ellison Bay Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established or you may make a contribution to the charity of your choice in his memory.

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Published online at on July 16, 2013