In lieu of a funeral, per Theodore's wishes, we will be holding a small, intimate wake to honor the life of our beloved boy. Please contact Janel Tekulve or Mona Kelder for further details if you have an interest in attending.
Theodore James Tekulve Jr. was called home to his loving Father on February 1, 2016. Theodore, age 19, passed away peacefully following injuries acquired from an automobile accident near Peebles, OH that occured on January 19, 2016.
Theodore "Ted" James Tekulve Jr. was born to Janel and Theodore Tekulve on the 10th of October, 1996 in Athens, OH. Theodore was a freshman at Ohio University studying biomolecular sciences and engineering following his 2015 graduation with honors from Archbishop McNicholas High School.
Theodore enjoyed the outdoors whether he was snowboarding, playing football and baseball, or shooting basketball with his father. He loved spending time cooking with his mother and Nana, being a church group leader at his local church and grabbing a bite to eat with his friends and girlfriend. He will be remembered by loved ones as funny, brilliant, kind and very loving and caring of family and friends.
Theodore was preceded in his death by his grandfather, Charles James Tekulve, his uncle, Greg Kelder, and his good friend, Andrew Blake Wright.
He will be deeply missed by his mother and father, Janel and Theodroe Tekulve; his aunts, Mona Kelder and Jess Griend-Tekulve; his uncle, Matt Griend; and his cousin, Sydney Griend-Tekulve; as well as by many friends and his girlfriend.
Theodore will be cremated and his ashes will be dispersed over the Grand Canyon, his favorite vacation spot and into the waters of Strouds Run, his favorite place to go fishing with his father.
In lieu of flowers, we request that family and friends offer up donations to Cancer research for children at https://www.childrenscancer.org/main/ways_to_donate/ in honor of Theodore.
God Bless all.