Ted R. McCloughan, 76, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 11:40 p.m., Aug. 7, 2020, at Aperion Health Care of Peru.
At Woodlawn Hospital, on Sept. 1, 1943, Ted was born. He was the treasured son of Benjamin and Zelma Tullis McCloughan. Growing up as the second of three children he shared his childhood with two sisters Sandy and Sheila. Ted graduated from Akron High School with the class of 1961, serving his class as president. He was also the canteen manager.
On Aug. 4, 1962, Ted married the love of his life Lynda S. Hunter at the Silver Creek Church of God. They shared over 58 years of life’s adventures. From their union came five wonderful children: Kim, Anita, Rod, Brent and Darren. The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of two more generations.
With a great passion for agriculture, Ted annually planted beans and corn. He raised hogs and later added a fine herd of Holsteins. Ted was an avid reader of western novels. To relax he enjoyed the outdoors by fishing.
With the migration of their children to Sarasota, Florida, Ted and Lynda moved south to join them and actively participate as grandpa and grandma. After 17 years of grandkids, the warm sunshine, sand and surf, they returned home to Fulton County.
Gifted with his hands, Ted expressed his creativity with woodworking. He created a variety of custom furniture pieces for his family to enjoy as heirlooms all made with love and perfection. Among the most treasured rocking horses and cedar chests.
Left to cherish Ted’s memory are wife, Lynda; his children: Kim McCloughan of Sarasota, Fla., Anita Shultz (Chris) of Marion, Rod McCloughan (Dyan) of Sarasota, Fla., Darren McCloughan and companion Mitzi Richardson of Rochester, special son Larry Carpenter of Rochester; 9 grandchildren: Chance McCloughan, Benjamin McCloughan, Tyler Adams, Cameron Adams, Kaitlyn McCloughan, Trevor McCloughan, Drew Shultz (Ashley), Kelsey Shultz and Trey Shultz; one great-grandchild, Halle Adams; 2 sisters: Sandy Streit (Ray) of Goshen, and Shelia Busenburg (Dave) of Warsaw.
Preceding Ted in death are his parents Benjamin and Zelma McCloughan; son Brent McCloughan on November 30, 2007; grandson Colt McCloughan on November 30, 2003; and Queenie, his childhood canine companion.
A life celebration for Ted R. McCloughan will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th Street, Rochester. Chaplain Todd Wilson will officiate. His family will receive friends from 3:00 until the hour of the service. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.