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Theodore "Ted" Anthony
Peelen Jr.

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Theodore “Ted” Peelen Jr.

Born to Eternal Life November 16, 2020, age 91 years.  Preceded in death by his parents Theodore Sr. and Hildegard, his brother and sister-in-law Roger and Lorraine, his sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Gill Smith, and his previous wife Doris.  He is survived by his wife Joan, his children Ted III and Mary(Joe) Dentice, his grandchildren Tony(Krista) Dentice, Danielle(Mike) Manders, and Grace, Olivia and Andrew Peelen and his great grandchildren Max and Alexis Manders and Donnie Dentice.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, November 28 at 10AM at St. Gregory the Great Church, 3160 S. 63rd St.  Entombment St. Adalbert Cemetery.

Ted was proud to be an Air Force veteran.  He worked for 33 years as a Milwaukee Firefighter and for many years as a Phy. Ed teacher and basketball coach.  His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.

Face masks are required and please practice social distancing at the Mass.


  1. deborah karner (nee Gill) November 23, 2020 at 10:05 am - Reply

    My sincere sympathy to the family, Ted, Mr Peelen to me, A man that deserves all the respect. Great man great friend great coach. He was the one responsible for me getting into sports also Mary, thank you both very much. He was for sure one of the good ones. He retired before I joined the fire department but that was also something we had in common. RIP Sir.

  2. Dennis Gill November 23, 2020 at 11:11 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. The Peelen family was such a positive influence to the St Gregory the Great Community. May he rest in Peace.

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