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Theodore D. Schweder

Obituary for Theodore D. Schweder

July 24, 1935 - January 30, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 81


Theodore D. Schweder, age 81, of McHenry, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Theodore was born July 24, 1935, to the late Daniel E. and Aurelia M. (Breivogel) Schweder. On November 24, 1956, he married the love of his life, Shirley Diedrichs at Our Lady of Grace, in Chicago.

Theodore enjoyed reading, playing golf, and "doing lunch" with his family and friends. He was a true family man, and would give up anything to spend time with them. A recent highlight was celebrating his 60th Wedding Anniversary with his wife and all of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in attendance Thanksgiving Day. He helped lead many parish fundraisers at St. Patrick Catholic Church: Town and Country and Montini Bingo, to name a few. He also was Cub Scout Leader of Pack 351. A longtime employee of Temple Steel Company, Theodore went on to open his own steel lamination business, PSW Industries. He invested in many McHenry real estate ventures including various retail establishments and apartment complexes.

Theodore is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley; children, Gary (Cynthia) Schweder, of McHenry, Paul (Karin Rada) Schweder, of Cape Coral, FL, James (Brenda) Schweder, of Waukesha, WI, and Lori (Mike) Mazrin, of McHenry; grandchildren, Gary (Emily) Schweder, Jake (Natosha) Schweder, Sarah (Kyle) Kanzler, Nicki (Rafael) Perez, Joshua Mazrin, Teddy Mazrin, Michael Mazrin, James Schweder and Liam Schweder; and great-grandchildren, Bella, Maddy, and Lianna Perez, Aurelia and Maci Rose Schweder, and Lilyan Kanzler. He is further survived by his siblings, Jack (Anne) Schweder, of McHenry, and Gail (John) Powers, of McHenry; and sister-in-law, Joanne (Schweder) Burton, of Sharon, WI.

In addition to his parents, Theodore was preceded in death by his son, Teddy Schweder, Jr.; and brother, Robert E. Schweder.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2017, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry, IL. Mass will be held at 11:30am on Monday, February 6, 2017, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 3500 Washington St., McHenry. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Theodore's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

For more information visit or contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, donations in Theodore's name may be made to:
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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