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Theodore “Ted” Christoff

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On February 19, 2017 @ 1:29 pm In Obituary | 18 Comments

American FlagTheodore Christoff, age 86, of La Grange Park. Was Born in Evla Macedonia and immigrated to Chicago with his family. He was a Marine Veteran of the Korean War, and graduated from U of I Urbana. Ted was the beloved husband of Jeanne Louise Christoff, nee Berg; fond father of Timothy Christoff, dear brother of Blanche (Thomas) Stavretis and the late Rev. Dr. Nicholas Christoff; son of the late Boris Christoff and Sarah Christoff. Visitation Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying In State Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:30 A.M. to Time of Service 10 A.M. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 500 E. 31st Street, LaGrange Park, IL 60526. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Theodore loved the Lord and was an active member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, La Grange Park where he served as Elder and Bible Study Teacher. Memorials appreciated to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Theodore “Ted” Christoff”

Condolence from Kathy Oprenchak (nee: Oswald) on February 19th, 2017 3:37 pm

Dear Jeanne and Tim, I am your old neighbor from down the street at 1229. My sympathies to both of you during your time off loss. I remember him as a nice, quiet man. I remember him going for walks. Thank You, Jeanne, and your husband, Theodore, for letting the neighborhood kids play in your yard for many years. Also, a word of thanks for his service to our country. God’s blessings to both of you. Sincerely, Kathy

Condolence from Andy and Connie Young on February 19th, 2017 3:54 pm

Jeanne, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Dottie Kurkiewicz on February 19th, 2017 6:43 pm

Deepest condolences for you and your family on your loss. I know your deep faith will help you. I am happy you were able to spend time with him during these past weeks. I know he is in heaven and watching over you and your Mom. Prayers go with out to you and your family.

Condolence from Lucky on February 19th, 2017 10:10 pm

I have known Ted all my life and you since I was 6 years old. I was the “Match Maker” that introduced the two of you in 1972. Sending love to you and Tim. See you on Thursday, God grant you peace knowing that he is now free from pain and in his heavenly home. Love, Lucky

Condolence from Mina Ristev Boruta on February 20th, 2017 7:00 am

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ted was always such a kind, happy soul. His spirit will live on in the many memories you shared with him. Sending you all love and prayers!


Mina Ristev Boruta & Family

Condolence from Cynthia Wahe on February 20th, 2017 7:25 am


So sorry to hear of your loss. He lives on through your memories and in your heart. Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Syed Ahmed on February 20th, 2017 9:34 am

Hello Tim, I am sorry to hear about your Dad. May the Almighty God give you and your family patience through these tough times. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Donna Tuntevich on February 20th, 2017 10:08 am

Jeanne and Tim, my thoughts and prayers
are with you in this difficult time.
I am saddened to hear of Ted’s
passing, however, if I can think of one
soul going directly to Heaven, it’s Ted.
he will be missed by many.

May God bless you and give you strength.


Condolence from Jaclyn Foy on February 20th, 2017 2:20 pm

I am glad I was able to have the opportunity to help take care of Mr. Christoff for over a year and to help you out Jeanne. He was the sweetest man. You and your family are the sweetest people. I am sorry for yours and your family’s loss. May God guide you and your family through the journey of life and may God guide Mr. Christoff through his new journey and to watch over you and your family. I will be there Thursday. If you need anything you can always contact me.

Condolence from Jerry & Janet Burke on February 20th, 2017 7:08 pm

Jeanne and Tim, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your memories of Ted are treasures to hold. We knew Ted as a kind and gentle man, a helping man,a listener with incisive comment. Gentle, but strong; Marine strong. Ted did,in fact,use his Bible as a road map and he most certainly knew the hills, valleys, rough spots and turns along the way. He found joy in helping others understand the map. Ted knew exactly the destination. We know he made it! Rejoice.

Condolence from Kathy and Randy Norton on February 21st, 2017 2:10 pm

Dear Jean and Tim our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May knowing he has now joined the table of our Lord and is at peace comfort you.

Condolence from Sharon Rice on February 21st, 2017 2:52 pm

Tim and Family; Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I am praying for strength, guidance and love through the coming sad days. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all. May your Father rest in peace.

Condolence from Karen Wallace on February 22nd, 2017 8:01 am

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. May all the fond memories help to heal the sadness that comes with the loss of a parent. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Dawn Irwin on February 22nd, 2017 3:07 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort during this sad time.

Condolence from Bill & Rhonda Weber on February 25th, 2017 10:36 am

Jeanne, Tim:

We were saddened to hear of Ted’s passing and grieve with you and your extended family in his loss. We remember with fondness our years together at St. Michaels from 1987-1989, and though the time was short, many precious memories remain. And Ted’s life and witness were a big part of that.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

Condolence from Lorri C Fontechia on February 27th, 2017 10:27 am

Tim to you and your family, I would like to express my condolences on the loss of your father. May you find peace and comfort knowing that he is now in the garden of peace. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Condolence from Marti Kelley condolence: on February 27th, 2017 10:07 pm

Dear Tim and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing away. I know he will be missed by all those that loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. May God bless all of you with strength in his absence.

Condolence from sandra schukat on March 9th, 2017 6:43 pm

Jeanie I only heard about Ted today. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you to be comforted with all your great memories of Ted.

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