DIXON – Edward H. “Ted” Choynacki, 86, of Dixon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He was a photo engraver for W.F. Hall in Chicago before retiring.
Edward was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Henry and Ruth (Christel) Choynacki. He was a World War II Army veteran, and served with an engineering company in Italy and Germany. He married Nancy Hannigan on June 19, 1960. Ted and his family moved in 1965 to Crystal Lake.
Ted was an avid skier and downhill ski racer. He was a ski instructor in Aspen and Loveland, Colo. He played semi-pro football in Chicago with the Austin Bears. Ted also enjoyed playing golf in his retirement, and played most of the golf courses in northern Illinois. Besides sports, he also loved classical music – Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky – and contemporary music like Carmen Cavallaro, Eddice Duchin, and Peter Duchin.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nancy Choynacki; four daughters, Susan (Vince) Glowacki, Jody (Charles) Beadle, Sarah Johnson, and Gretchen (Brian Hartwig) Choynacki; many grandchildren, Kelly, Ryan, Teddy (named after Ted), Michael, Brandon, Katie, Laura, Colleen, Andrew, Evan, and Eric, and many, many, great-grandchildren.
Per his request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.
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