Theodore D. "Teddy" Hickman III
1999 - 2020
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Theodore D. "Teddy" Hickman III

PORTAGE, IN - Theodore D. "Teddy" Hickman III, age 21, of Portage, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020. Theodore was born May 12, 1999 to Anita Hickman and Theodore Hickman Jr. in New Jersey. He was an engineering student at Purdue Northwest, and owner and operator of Simple and Clean. Theodore was inspirational, always wanting to help others and loved riding his motorcycle. He will be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, cousin, and friend.

Theodore is survived by his mother, Anita Hickman; father, Ted Hickman; brother, David (Jenifer) Contreraz; two sisters, Melody (Tyson Rutter) Contreraz and Marlana (Andrew) Contreraz-Fischer; three nephews, Logan and Aiden Contreraz, and Jacob Fischer; niece, Kayla Contreraz; grandfather, John Lowther; grandmother, Bonita "Bonnie" Lowther; uncle, Jason (Erica Escobedo) Lowther; cousin, Jillian Lowther and many other loving family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Jon "Little Jon" Lowther.

A memorial service for Theodore will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at REES FUNERAL HOME, OLSON CHAPEL, 5341 Central Ave, Portage, Indiana, 46368. Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. also at REES FUNERAL HOME, OLSON CHAPEL (219)762-3013. Online condolences may be submitted at

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Published in The Times on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 3, 2020
Theodore sounds like a special young man and entrepreneur who is gone too soon. I just finished up at Purdue and am sending prayers your way during this time of loss. God bless your family and give you grace and comfort. If you live near First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN, then our family would love to have yours visit our church some time. Take care, Hannah Carter
Hannah Carter
July 1, 2020
Ted & Anita - I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Sushovan Majumdar
June 30, 2020
Oh Theodore, even though we didnt know each other that long, I still considered you one of my close friends. There is so much I want to say, but I dont even know where to start. Thank you for making physics (and life in general) more bearable.
To Teddys family : Thank you for raising such an incredible person. You have my thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.
Mary Furlan
June 30, 2020
A good dad
Scott Lindsey
June 29, 2020
Theo. Having you as a friend was an honor as an adventure! I will always remember you. To Teddys family, my love and support are with you. Thank you for sharing this beautiful human with the world. He left an imprint on so many hearts.
Amber Lenzo
June 29, 2020
Ted was a great mind; Very smart, very focused, and could understand something complex and make it simple. He was always in a cheerful mood and exceptionally easygoing. We collaborated together in a study group quite a bit this past semester. Ted was an excellent colleague and will be missed. The world was a better place with him in it. Rest easy.
Philip Zobel
June 29, 2020
Teddy teaching me and his lab group. He was so smart.
Payton Bailey
June 29, 2020
I am sending my condolences. You will be in my prayers.
Herman Breckenridge
June 29, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking and praying for your family.
Nicole Dziadosz
June 29, 2020
We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.

Words can not explain the sorrow and pain we feel for the loss of your son. Teddy will be greatly missed. With our deepest sympathy.

James & Toni McMilian
June 29, 2020
Anita, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Julie Drapac
June 28, 2020
I love you, son, you went far too soon.
Theodore Hickman
June 28, 2020
Summer camp 2012
Rest in peace Teddy
Cassie Cayetano
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