Teddy E. DorrisAugust 13, 1945 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 72)
Teddy E. Dorris, age 72, entered eternal life on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Ted is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Cecilia (Sansone) Dorris and his children, Jeannie Rogerson, Matthew Dorris, Josiah Milton, Linda Rolnicki, Rich Versetto, Judy Zehr and Debbie Steele. Ted is also survived by 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and his sisters, JoAnn Rowen, Teri Power, Michelle Kennedy and Dawn Zenor. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by his adoring parents, Bob and Maxine Dorris; his brother, Donny White; sister, Tammy Shephard; and step-son, Tony Versetto.
Teddy was born on August 13, 1945 to the late Bob and Maxine Dorris. He was a lifelong truck driver. Teddy was an avid fisherman; he was a handy man who enjoyed fixing and building things and also loved to cook. He always looked forward to his yearly vacation reuniting with his close friends from USF Holland. Teddy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Teddy’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Joliet Area Community Hospice.
A celebration of Teddy’s life will begin on Monday, November 6, 2017 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:00 a.m. then driving in procession to Holy Family Catholic Church in Shorewood for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Visit Teddy’s memorial page at
or for information, 815-722-0524.
Arrangements entrusted to Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Joliet Area Community Hospice
250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet IL 60431