Lebanon Reporter


February 12, 2013

Teddy M. “Ted” Biggerstaff

Mr. Teddy M. “Ted” Biggerstaff, 85, of Lebanon, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.

Ted was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 19, 1927, the son of the late Alpha “Al” and Adeline (Gergon) Biggerstaff. He was raised in Milwaukee and moved to Lebanon during his high school years. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1945.

On Aug. 3, 1945, Ted joined the United States Navy and served his country honorably until his discharge on Aug. 16, 1946. Following World War II, he attended Purdue University.

He married Patricia Lou “Pat” Wolfington on Aug. 30, 1947, in Indianapolis. She passed away on Dec. 22, 1995.

Ted was an auto mechanic. He first worked with his father at Auto & Truck on South Indianapolis Avenue in Lebanon. He then owned and operated Muffs & Tails in Lebanon and Crawfordsville for many years.

He was a devoted family man who had many interests and enjoyed many activities including bowling, fishing, camping, Purdue college basketball, Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR. Musically inclined, Ted sang with a barbershop quartet for many years.

Ted had been a member of the American Legion in Lebanon since 1945, and was a member of the Eagles Club of Lebanon.

Survivors include two sons, Doug J. (Kim) Biggerstaff of Indianapolis and David M. (Susie) Biggerstaff  of Lebanon; brother, Tom (Arcie) Biggerstaff of San Angelo, Texas; two grandchildren, Kim McLean of Newburgh and Benjamin R. (Jenny) Biggerstaff of Boise, Idaho; three great-grandchildren, Noah Biggerstaff, Kelsea McLean and Noah McLean; and nieces and nephews, Kyle Kincaid, Ron Stevens, Rob Stevens, Kayla Biggerstaff, Kara Biggerstaff, Dane Biggerstaff, Shannon Biggerstaff, Diane Biggerstaff and Kim Biggerstaff.

In addition to his parents and wife, Pat, Ted was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Biggerstaff and Charles Biggerstaff; and a son, Dennis A. Biggerstaff.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Myers Chapel of Memories, with Jim Coyle officiating. Interment with military rites will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675;          Boone County Senior Services, Inc., 515 CrownPointe Drive, Lebanon, IN 46052; or Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.

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