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December 28, 2011

Teddy Joe Totten

82; of Olney, Ill.

— Funeral services for Teddy Joe Totten, 82, of Olney, Ill., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Stasi-Grove Funeral Home, 945 S. West St., Olney, Ill. He went home to be with his Lord  on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at his home.

Joe was born Aug. 12, 1929, in rural Richland County, Ill., the son of Francis Donald Totten and Theda (McWilliams) Totten. He married Patsy Stanley on March 28,1959, at the Nazarene Church in Olney.

He attended the Olney Nazarene Church and was an Army veteran, a federal criminal investigator for the Department of Commerce and a criminal investigator for the Department of Agriculture. He retired as a regional supervisor for the Department of Commerce He was a member of the Olney American Legion Post 30, an avid mushroom hunter, fisherman and gardener who loved spending time with his family. Joe will be sadly missed by his family, friends, church family, and all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Patsy Totten; sons, Douglas Totten and his wife Carolyn, of Olney, and Dan Totten and his wife Ruth, of Olney; daughters, Rebecca Stanley and her husband Roger, of Otwell, Ind., and Lori Bochert, and her husband Wayne, of Newburgh, Ind.; brothers, Jean Patrick Totten, of Winder, Ga., and John Michael Totten, of Flora; grandchildren, Mandy Jarboe, Donald Totten, Christina Totten, Mark Totten and Matthew Totten and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Theda Totten; brothers, Ed Wayne and Donald Fred Totten; grandsons Jesse and Jeremy Stanley.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Olney Nazarene Church


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