Thaddeus "Ted" Wilk

Born: Sat., Jul. 31, 1915
Died: Fri., Aug. 22, 2014


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 30, 2014
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 30, 2014
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Thaddeus "Ted" Wilk

July 31, 1915 - August 22, 2014


Thaddeus "Ted" Wilk was born on July 31, 1915 to the late Frank and Sophia Wilk. He was preceded in death by brothers: Floyd, Stanley, Frank, Benny, Henry, Joe, Julius, and  Chick and sisters: Cecilia and Bertha. Ted is survived by his sister, Virginia Mouros, several nieces and nephews and by his adopted family, John (Jan) Luczkowski, Cindy (Thomas) Earnest, and Holly (Donnie) Happ and their families.


The Wilk family was filled with music, happiness, and as you can imagine, activity. At an early age, Ted discovered his love of nature and hunting.  He was an expert marksman, an avid fisherman, fishing into his late 80's, and a proud member of the Michiana Steelheaders, Z.B. Falcons and Eagles. He also enjoyed, and was quite good at, bowling and softball.


He was one of seven brothers who served in WWll as a medical aid on a hospital ship in the European Theater and one of nine brothers and two sisters who proudly worked at Studebaker's. He retired in 1977 from AM General.


Ted was known for his love of anything that flew (birds and airplanes), the most delicious fish fries in town, his love of animals, his great sense of humor, and his twinkling blue eyes He touched the lives of many and made them better. He will live on in our hearts and memories and he will be missed.


A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30th in the Welsheimer Family funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Cremation will be at Welsheimer Crematory and burial will take place in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at


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Lois Long
   Posted Thu August 28, 2014
Since Ted left The Waterford we have missed his sweet smile and always a kind word from him,and yes ,those stricking blue eyes.I will always treasure his memory. Holly and Cindy it was such a pleasure to see either or both of you when you came to visit Ted,So sweet that you took such good care of him.