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Theodore H. Brashler

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Theodore H. Brashler

Theodore H. "Ted" Brashler, age 92, late of Homer Glen, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Born in Milwaukee, WI, living in the Lockport / Homer Glen area since 1960. Ted was the proud partner of Brashler and Kall Construction Company where he and Henry Kall developed the Chickasaw Hills subdivision in Homer Glen. Ted and Henry Kall were pioneers in bringing quality residential homes to the Homer Glen community. They also developed other properties in the Chicagoland area and Mountain Home, AR. In his later years Ted worked with family members to develop Windmill Estates Subdivision, also in Homer Glen.

He was a Navigator in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, receiving the Air Medal for flying over 30 missions during his years of service.

An avid bridge player; in his younger years excelled at many activities including golf, bowling, ping pong and chess. Ted cared deeply for his family and will be missed. Family members will remember him always for the adventurous fishing trips to Canada, intriguing games of charades, battleship, family nights and the infamous game bing bang bong.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife Anna C. Brashler (2011) and his parents.

Survived by his four devoted children, Steven (Mary Lou), Andrew (Mary Ellen), Sue (Bruce) Hollister and Mike (Lois) Brashler; grandchildren, Lori (Rick), Sherri (Danny), Kyle (Karin), Susanna, Hudson, Hadyn (Amber), Nate (Sonia), Grace (Weien), Gretta, Shannon, Jason (Andrea) and Laura; six great grandchildren, Lyndsey, Jennifer, Jillian, Savanah, Danny Jr., Izzy and more on the way; a great- great grandson, Alexander; and a loving brother, Dick (Mary Ann) Brashler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, memorial squad would be appreciated.

Private inurnment will be held at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery, Elwood.

Memorial gathering will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014, in the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel, 1105 E. 9th St. (159th St.), Lockport where Ted's family will greet relatives and friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
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Published in The Herald-News from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2014
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