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Theodore A. Voruz
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Obituary for Theodore A. Voruz

Theodore A. Voruz, age 77, of Elkhart Lake, WI, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center in Plymouth.

He was born in St. Louis, MO, on June 6, 1940, son of the late Cecil and Anne (Vargochik) Voruz.

He attended grade school and high school in Streator, IL. Ted was a 1962 graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign with a B.S. in Engineering and later earned his M.B.A from Benedectine University in Lisle, IL.

Ted was a manager at Nalco Chemical Co. in Naperville, IL. He moved to Elkhart Lake in 1998 and was an adjunct instructor in Business Management at Marion University in Fond du Lac, WI and Lakeland College in Howards Grove, WI.

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake.

Ted was an avid “car guy,” racer and racing fan. He was a corner worker at Road America for several years and was a 35 year member of the SCCA.

Survivors include: His wife of 56 years: Alice Voruz (nee Svetz) of Elkhart Lake, WI; Two sons: Tom of Tempe, AZ, and Andy (Mindy) of Minneapolis, MN; Daughter: Laura Voruz (Audrey) of Naperville, IL; Brother: Jim Voruz of Oconomowoc, WI; and Sister: Cecily Voruz of Denver, CO.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 12:00 Noon at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Streator, IL. Inurnment will be in St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will take place at CHURCH on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, from 11:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.

A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, starting at 4:00 P.M. at Three Guys and a Grill East, N8350 County Rd J, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Ted’s name to Canine Companions for Independence or St. Vincent De Paul in Plymouth.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth, WI and the Solon-Telford Funeral Home of Streator, IL, are assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit or

The family extends a heartfelt thanks to Rocky Knoll and Compassus Hospice for their excellent care given to Ted.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

513 S. Shabbona Street
Streator, IL 61364





12:00 PM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

513 S. Shabbona Street
Streator, IL 61364





4:00 PM
Three Guys and a Grill East

N8350 County Rd J
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Celebration of Ted's LIfe


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