Theodore J. "Ted" Shady, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, August 31, 2018, at his home in Maquoketa.
A celebration of Ted's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Monmouth, Iowa Cemetery with military honors.
Theodore John Shady was born on February 10, 1942 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Jesse Neville and Helen Arvella (Johnson) Shady. He was a graduate of Monmouth High School and then served his country receiving an honorable discharge. He married Genevieve Alice Maples on August 29, 1960 in Monmouth, Iowa. She preceded him in death on October 2, 2009.
Upon returning from his military service, Ted worked as a farmhand and then drove truck for Kapraun Transport for several years as well as teaching at a truck driving school. He retired from J.T. Cullens in Fulton, Illinois where he had worked as a machinist.
Ted was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Maquoketa VFW Post #3633 O'Connor-Regenwether and the Maquoketa American Legion Post #75. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and hunting.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Ted (Karla) Shady, Jr. of Booneville, MO, Tammy (Cherokee) Dascher of Maquoketa, IA, Tod Shady of Maquoketa, IA, Terry (Kathy) Shady of Holly, MI, Teresa Barnhart of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Tricia (Steven) Randecker of Savanna, IL; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; a brother Harry (Audra) Shady of Otter Creek, IA; a sister, Elaine Watters of New Orleans, LA; sisters-in-law, Georgia Shady of Maquoketa, IA, and Kathy Shady of Maquoketa, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son Timothy Scott Shady, brothers James, Jesse and Earl "Butch" Shady, son-in-law Mark Barnhart, brother-in-law Louie Watters, and a sister-in-law JoAnn Shady.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson County.
Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.
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Gwen & Ronald Elmegreen -We are sorry to see that Ted has passed away.We worked with him at Eartles Toy factory. Very nice man. God Bless you all.
Terry, Tammy and rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was always so quiet and kind. My thoughts are with you now at this sad time. Peace be with you.
I am gonna miss you so much. You hold such a place in my heart. RiP my dear friend the angels hold you close in their loving arrms we will hold you close in our hearts forever. You are safe at home at last in a beautiful place called heaven. Flying with the eagles so beautiful an free. To all of Teds family i am so sorry. He was an amazing man hugs an love to you all. I wish i would of got that one last hug.
My heart goes out all the family but most to Tracy as you are the one whom i got to know the best. My dad Clyde Fultner knew your dad an mom the whole darn family been years since he has seen any one yet his prayers are with you all as are mine Katy Riordan
Sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather! Ted will be missed! He loved his family and life! Rest In Peace Scoop!
So sorry for your loss. Ted will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Roy and Deb Wilhelm
Sorry for your loss, hope time will help your hurt.
May the Lord help you heal
Alvin& Shirley Barker
With Our Depest Sympathy & Prayers So Sorry 4 The Loss of Dad - Grandpa !! R.I.P. - Scoop !!!
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I am feeling similar to you since I lost my mom suddenly on 8/13. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!💗💜
So sorry to hear of Ted's death. Another of our family has gone on...so loved and will be so missed. I won't be able to be there since I just buried my husband yesterday. I am sure youwill understand. Sheila Bentley
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