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Theodore 'Ted' C. Melzer, 67, of Crystal Lake

Theodore C. "Ted" Melzer, 67, of Crystal Lake, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Lutheran General in Park Ridge.

He was born in Joliet to Theodore and Marion Melzer.

He graduated from Bradley University in 1969, and worked as a physical education teacher for several years before pursuing a career in real estate in Elk Grove Village.

He was an all-around athlete playing baseball in his younger years, avid golfer, enjoyed playing tennis and spending time at the health club.

He will be remembered for his straight forward approach, thoughtfulness, kindness and caring for his mother.

He is survived by his mother Marion Melzer; brother Robin Melzer; niece Lauren (Brian) Schoepp; nephew Scott Melzer; great-nephews Wesley and Nathan Schoepp.

He is preceded in death by his father.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal services. Memorials may be given in his name to your charity of choice.

Arrangements handled by Querhammer and Flagg Funeral Home.

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