John "Ted" Reilly

Born: Fri., Mar. 6, 1931
Died: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 John “Ted” Reilly, 87, of Mishawaka, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka. Ted was born March 6, 1931 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to the late Jack Reilly and Agnes (Fowler). On June 15, 1963 in Elkhart, Ted married Marlene (Fredericks), his wife of fifty-five years who survives, along with a son, John Reilly and his wife Jessica, of Houston, Texas. Ted proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from Penn State University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked at Bendix (Honeywell) until his retirement. Ted enjoyed playing golf and traveling with Marlene, and was a member of Morris Park Country Club. He was an avid reader, enjoyed building radio controlled airplanes and listening to Classical and Dixieland music. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to all the nurses and staff at Primrose Retirement Community for their outstanding care and support. A Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend, with Chaplain Neil Davis officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. In Ted’s memory, contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN, 46545 or Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in John's memory to the following organizations:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

Humane Society
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Chris Dematteo
   Posted Sat August 11, 2018
Condolences to the Reilly family. I knew Ted through the model club and was invited to start playing golf with him and 2 other members of the club somewhere around 2006. We played many rounds together at McCormick creek in Nappanee and he had us play with him at Morris park also. Ted was always good for cheering someone on at the golf course when they made a good shot. Also a great guy to talk to at the model field just sitting together watching other people fly. I will always remember Ted and am very glad I was able to know him so long.

Jane Frasch
   Posted Wed August 15, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Ted's death. We have been out of town so we missed the chance to express our sympathy to Marlene at that time . We will be thinking of you and praying that you will find peace. He had quite a struggle as you did as his health kept failing. Hope I can run into you soon to give you a much needed hug.