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Webber, Theodore R., Jr.
Theodore R. Webber, Jr., 84, lifelong resident of Galesburg, Ill. died 6:05 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born September 19, 1926 in Galesburg to Theodore R. Sr. and Loreta Smith Webber. He married Patricia Snell September 21, 1946 in Galesburg. They shared a wonderful life together for 64 years. She survives.

Also surviving is a son, Kevin (and Pam) Webber of Lake Bracken, two daughters, Shelly (and Steve) Bray of Monticello, Ill. and Kimberly (and Mike) Allen of Winona, Minn., a brother, Lester Webber of Galesburg, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Terry Webber October 10, 1971 and Steve Webber March 30, 2002, and a brother, Leo Webber.

Ted served the Galesburg Fire Department for 25 years, the last 7 as fire chief. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 as a Gunners Mate and saw action in the Pacific during WWII. Ted was a member of First United Methodist Church, Galesburg and a past member of the American Legion Post # 285. He also volunteered at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Ted was an avid Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and taking care of his horses. Most importantly, though, he was a loving husband to Pat, loving father and lover of life. His family could always count on him for his wit and ability to make them laugh. His warm and welcoming nature was a true blessing.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Marilyn Anell will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, January 17, 2011 5 to 7 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614 or to the First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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