Theodore Donald Lisek, Jr.

Born: Tue., Nov. 1, 1932
Died: Mon., Apr. 9, 2012


2:00 PM Fri., Apr. 13, 2012
Location: Riverview Cemetery

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Theodore D. Lisek, Jr.

November 1, 1932 – April 9, 2012



Theodore Donald Lisek, Jr., 79, of South Bend died Monday, April 9th in Memorial Hospital.  He was born November 1, 1932 in South Bend to the late Regina (Lodyga) and Theodore J. Lisek and was a lifetime area resident.  On May 31, 1958 in South Bend he married Catherine Raymond who preceded him in death March 26, 2006.  He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Terri; sister, Cynthia Lisek; and brothers, Thomas and David Lisek.  He is survived by two daughters, Judy Good (Robert) and Karen Simmons both of South Bend; son John Lisek of South Bend; four grandchildren, Jessica Ginther (Carl), Andrew Lisek, Robert Good, and Mary Lisek; one great-granddaughter, Madisyn Ginther; sister, Joan Kling of South Bend; and his lifelong friend, Richard Kwieran.  Ted was employed by Great Northern Distributors for 18 years and had also worked for the Bendix Corp. and retired from the Indiana Toll Road after four years.  He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and a past member of the Holy Name Society of the church.  He was an avid fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed a good western movie.  One of the greatest pleasures in his life was to be a proud “Papa Ted” to his great-granddaughter Madisyn.  The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Robert King and nurse Mary for their wonderful care.  Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 13th in Riverview Cemetery.  Entombment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 St. Rd. 933, south Bend, IN, 46637.  Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. assisted with arrangements. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at


Charitable donations may be made in Theodore's memory to the following organization:

Christ the King Catholic Church
52473 State Route 933, South Bend, IN 46637

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Clint and Diane Gregory
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Karen, Judy and John,

Our condolences on the passing of your father. Our prayers are with you all.

Clint and Diane

Mary Jo Costello
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Judy, Bob, and Bobby,
I am saddened to hear of your dad/grandpa's passing. Please know you are in my heart and prayers. Love you. Mary Jo Costello

Bill and Nancy Howe
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
I remember in elementary school your parents letting me spend the night they were very nice to me and i will always remember that. My heart felt prayer are with you and your family.

Susan Karczewski
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you all
The Karczewski Family
Susan, Rory, Christopher, Patrick and Raeanne

Tim and Kelly West
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you on this difficult day.

Susie Matheos
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
Judy & Bob and Family,
I'm so sorry about your dad, you are in our prayers. But truly he is happy now, smiling and waiting to see you again. God Bless you.
We Love you Guys, Mitch & Susie Matheos

Di (McCall) Reusch and Rob
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
I spent so much of my childhood in your home and will always cherish the memories of Ted & Cathy, they treated me like one of their own. Your Dad will be missed, have Faith in knowing he is with your Mom again. I was lucky to have spoken to him only a few months ago when I called you, Karen. God Bless you all, I wish I could be there with you today!

Michelle & Kevin Domonkos
   Posted Fri April 13, 2012
I have only met Bobby and Jessica''s Grandparents a few times but they were a couple of great people. It''s bitter-sweet to know that they both have left this world, but at least they are now reunited in heaven. As I hear "What a Wonderful World" playing in the background of his Obituary memorial I imagine the two of them slow dancing together again, oh-so-happy that they are together again.

Our prayers go out to Bob and Judy Good, Jessica, Carl, & Madisyn Ginther, Bobby Good and Lisa Bella, as well as the rest of the family in mourning.

We love you guys,
Kevin and Michelle Domonkos