Funeral services for Teddy “Ted” Dale Crady, 89, Topeka will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial with full military honors will follow at Vinland Cemetery, Vinland, KS. He died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS.
Ted was born January 12, 1925 in Vinland, KS the son of James Dale and Ada Marie (Reusch) Crady.
Ted served his country in the United States Navy as a Fireman First Class on the U.S.S. Dixie during WWII.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Sheriff Association, and the U.S.S. Dixie Reunion Association.
He was a farmer and a Deputy Sheriff for the Douglas County Sheriff Department until he retired in 1992.
He married Mary Ann Peterson October 1, 1943 in Lawrence, KS. She preceded him in death December 13, 2004.
Survivors include one daughter, Pamela “Pam” Ann McMillen and husband James, Tecumseh, KS; two sons, Larry Crady and wife, Wanda, Topeka, Teddy Dale “Ted” Crady, and wife, Rose, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18th at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Highland Park United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.