Theodore R. Gocken

Born: February 28, 1918; in Crescent City, IL

Died: December 20, 2016; in Indianapolis, IN

Theodore R. (Ted) Gocken, Indianapolis, IN, 98, passed away December 20, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born February 28, 1918 near Crescent City, Illinois, he worked for many years as a plumber in the Aurora area.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen (Reilly); one daughter, Colleen (Joe) Gocken Cusimano, Plano,IL; three sons, R. Drew (Kathy Eberly), Indianola, IA; Jeffrey L.(Arlene McNeir), Hot Springs, AR; Kevin E.(Debbie Hutchison), Tyler, TX; one brother, Eugene, Chewelah, WA; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Carrie Gocken; one sister in infancy; and a sister, Dolores (Ray) Williams.

Ted served in the Army during WWII and was a lifetime member and past Commander of Plano American Legion Post #395. He was a lifetime member of Plumbers Local #590 and a member of Community of Christ Church in Indianapolis, IN.

There will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the charity of your choice

Published in the Kendall County Now on Jan. 12, 2017