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Theodore J. Dirksen, Jr.

May 29, 1941 - May 10, 2017

Theodore J. Dirksen, 75, of Athens, died at 9:36 am, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born May 29, 1941 in Springfield, to Theodore J. and Catherine Reisch Dirksen, Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Melissa (Bryan) Bateman and Michele Wyness both of Springfield; one son, Theodore J. (Carrie) Dirksen, III of Athens; fourteen grandchildren, Alexander, Jessica, John, Josh, Jake, Jordan, Michael, Mikaela, Tessa, Tyler, Chris, Amaria, Zendaya, Zamaria; four sisters, Cathy (Sandy) Bingham of MI, Martha Bunn of Peoria, Mary (Lindy) Lindberg of MI and Elizabeth Gehr of Chicago; three brothers, Joseph Dirksen and George (Georgia) Dirksen both of Springfield and John (Cindy) Dirksen of Chicago and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Paul Anthony Dirksen.
Theodore worked for A. Dirksen & Sons Furniture Store and retired in 1994 from Illinois Bell Telephone Company after more than thirty years as a Service Technician.

He enjoyed reading and spending summers in Onekama, Michigan, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Per his wishes, no services will be held.

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Per his wishes, no services will be held.

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