Mr. Theodore “Teddy” Krzyzanoski of Nashville, IL departed this life at Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:50 PM. He had attained the age of 91 years, 3 months and 7 days.
Mr. Krzyzanoski was born on October 23, 1924, the second son of Tony and Sophia (Chwascinski) Krzyzanoski. He married Waldena Hildebrand on December 27, 1947 and three children blessed this union – Ronald, Dorothy and Diana. Waldena preceded him in death on July 16, 1988 and his son, Ron on January 2, 2000. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Leo and Lambert and a sister, Dolores Dellamano. His surviving sister, Virginia Malick, was a loving caregiver who provided him with his favorite cookies and snacks during his time at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by two daughters, Dottie Krzyzanoski and husband Les Vierra of Stevenson, Wash., and Diana Ray of Stanford, Ky.; three grandchildren, Eric Thompson of Stanford, Ky., Allison Reynolds of Mt. Vernon, Ky., and Donnie Krzyzanowski of Tampa, Fla.; three great grandchildren, Ryan Thompson, Maggie Reynolds and Kylie Krzyzanowski; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Krzyzanowski of Florrissant, Mo., and Theola Ceglinski of Nashville; a brother-in-law, Ed Dellamano of Edwardsville; an aunt, Regina Kraus of Okawville; an uncle, George Chwascinski; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Theodore served his country as a Marine during World War II. A couple of years after returning from the service, he landed a job with the Illinois Central Railroad at the car shops in Centralia. He retired in 1985, having spent 37 years at that job. He was a lifelong member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville. Theodore enjoyed the simple life, one that was not complicated by all the new gadgets and technology that many of us find hard to live without. The out-of-doors gave him his greatest pleasure. He could spend hours on the lakes and ponds in the area waiting patiently for those elusive crappy, bluegill and bass to bite. Theodore enjoyed listening and attending the St. Louis Cardinals ballgames and he loved gardening. He raised strawberries, vegetables and grew pecans and would freely share them with friends and neighbors.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, IL on Thursday, February, 4, 2016 at 10 AM with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating and with interment to follow in the Old St. Ann Cemetery.
Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 110.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Thursday from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM.
Should friends desire mass offerings or memorials may be made to the St. Ann School and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.