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Walter Tedrow, 85, of Loogootee, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Rutherford Township on Dec. 21, 1932, to Ivan and Lola (Parsons) Tedrow.
Walter was a United States Army veteran and served during the Korean conflict 1953-1955. He was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge - White River Lodge 332, and a former Cub Scout leader. He was a member of the Loogootee Christian Church. Walter retired as an explosive operator foreman from CAAA after 33 years of employment. He married Galelah (Arvin) Tedrow on March 8, 1953, and she survives.
He is preceded in death by his son, Joseph Wayne Tedrow; his parents, Ivan and Lola (Parsons) Tedrow; his siblings, Vernon Tedrow, Edward (Helen) Tedrow, Robert Tedrow, Milford Tedrow, George Raymond Tedrow, Dean Tedrow, Lueverdia (Walter) Chattin, and Ruth (Herald) Neideffer.
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Galelah Tedrow of Loogootee; his daughter, Shanan (Keith) Bradley of Martinsville; his grandchildren, Tina Carmer, Veronica Tedrow, Jolene (Marcos) Munoz; his great-grandchildren, Elijah (Breanna) Carmer, Landon, Cameron, Dakota and Alexis Carmer, Antonio and Joseph Vega, Jordan Ja'nay and Jolee Rosalia Munoz; his brother, Dale (Alice) Tedrow of French Lick; his sister-in-law, Goldie Tedrow; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 16, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Loogootee American Legion Post 120.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
Published on March 13, 2018
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