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Ted E. West from Portage, MI, formerly of LeRoy, IL, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home. Ted was born June 2, 1935 in Downs, Illinois, the son of Robert and Carabel (Hendren) West. On August 2, 1959, he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine (Goss) West who survives. Also surviving are 2 children, Pamela West and Douglas (Michelle) West; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; a sister Donnabelle West of LeRoy, IL; 2 brothers, Dick (Marcia) West of LeRoy, IL, and Mike West of Iowa City, IA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 in Germany. Ted worked as the production manager at various injection molding plants and was one of the owners of Engineered Plastic Components (EPC) in Mattawan, MI until he retired. He enjoyed going to NASCAR races with the boys, also golfing, and spending time with his family. He and Mary Catherine spent their retirement winter years in Ft. Myers, FL.  A graveside service will be held at the Dawson Cemetery in Ellsworth, IL, on Saturday August 22, at 11:00am.  Social distancing will be observed during the graveside service and masks are recommended.

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