Theodora Grummel

Theodora Grummel
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Theodora A. “Teddy” Grummel, nee Beckfeld, 93, of Belleville, IL, born January 16, 1924, in Gladbeck, Germany, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at St. Paul’s home, Belleville, IL.

Ms. Grummel was a retired registered nurse, having worked at numerous places for many years.  She loved the outdoors and camping.  She enjoyed life and loved to laugh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Paula, nee Dahlman, Beckfeld; two brothers, John Beckfeld and Charles (Pellagia) Beckfeld; and seven step brothers and sisters.

Surviving are one son, Mark Grummel of Belleville, IL;
two daughters, Ann Marie Moehring of Taylorville, IL,
and Paula (Jeffrey) Stamper of Belleville, IL;
seven grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Rosie Lodes and Teresa (Alan) Hartmann, both of Belleville, IL;

The family wishes to express a special thank you to her second family at St. Paul’s Home for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at St. Paul’s Senior Community Chapel, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at St. Paul’s Senior Community Chapel, Belleville, IL, with Father Gerald Hechenberger officiating.

Condolences Left For Theodora Grummel

Dear Ann, Mark, and Paula,
I am grateful I have been blessed with the friendship of your mother. Now we will have someone to pray to, as she prays for you. Maybe we can be comforted that your mother has at last met her father and that she is reunited with her dear mother, brothers, and friend, Shorty. I am happy to have learned so much from your mother about her life, about her family and friends, and about her work. I am happy, too, that we were able to find so many meaningful stories in the books “Chicken Soup for the Soul, volume six,” and “Chicken Soup for the Grandparents’ Soul.”
May God bless your family always.

Greg Voss, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

To Teddy’s Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Teddy’s passing. She was a sweet friend to my Mother, Marie O’Brien, while my Mother lived at St. Paul’s. (They sat at the same dining table.) She was an encouragement to me – I will always remember her kind words. I am very sorry for your loss. May God rest her soul. Sincerely, Ellen Martin, Sammamish, Washington

Ellen Martin, Sammamish, Washington, 98074


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