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Ted E. Bednorz

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Loving husband, father and grandfather
Ted E. Bednorz, 82, of Tularosa, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born Oct. 26, 1925, in St. Francis, Texas, the third of eight children, to Joseph and Marie (Peters) Bednorz.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served as a paratrooper and heavy equipment operator in Germany and France. After returning from the war, he was employed by Southwestern Public Service Company in Hereford, Texas. On June 11, 1947, he married Henrietta Beckman in Umbarger, Texas. In 1953 he was employed by Community Public Service in Tularosa, and retired after 30 years of service. He enjoyed farming, fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Henrietta, of the family home; five sons, Fred and his wife, Brenda, of Inman, S.C., Don and his wife, Sharon, of Alamogordo, Larry and his wife, Patty, of Ruidoso Downs, David and his wife, Eyvonne, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Daniel, of Tularosa; a daughter, Karen and her husband, Tony Baca, of Aurora, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at St. Jude Mission with Father Wayne Herpin, S.J., as celebrant.
Inurnment will follow at St. Jude Columbarium.
The Bednorz family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Alamogordo Home Care/Hospice.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 9 to Sept. 24, 2008
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