Ted Zornes - June 21, 2012Theodore Louis “Ted” Zornes, 76, Lincoln, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, after a long illness.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street, with Rev. Darin S. Corder officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
He was born to Elza and Alda (Thomas) Zornes on Dec. 28, 1935 in Aurora. He graduated from Aurora High School. He joined the Army and spent two years in England, Germany and France. He attended Milford Trade School.
Theodore worked for American Stores Packing for 25 years and then Lincoln Public Schools as a building superintendent until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping.
He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and lifetime member of the VFW.
He married Viola (Lovell) Zornes on Dec. 24, 1957 and had been married 54-1/2 years.
Survivors include his wife, Viola; sons, Todd, Eric (Billie) Zornes; grandchildren, Colleen (Zornes) Reed, raised by grandparents after the death of her mother; Zachary Zornes, Spencer Reed, Samantha Reed, Joseph Peterson, Nicole Peterson, Tyler, Shyanne, Jessy and Katie; brother, Cecil (Eileen) Zornes, Grand Island; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, daughter Shari Zornes and son Joel Zornes.
Memorials are directed to American Cancer Society, 5733 South 34th, Suite 500, Lincoln, NE 68516 or American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. No visitation/cremation.
Arrangements by Roper and Sons Funeral Services. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com.