Theodore H. Fortman

June 1, 1929 - November 27, 2017

Theodore “Ted” H. Fortman, 88, of St. Charles, Il. passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at his residence in St. Charles.  He was born June 1, 1929 in Tonawanda, NY. The son of Theodore and Ethel (nee. Howard) Fortman.  He was united in marriage to Phyllis L. Deerinck on January 1, 1983.

For thirty-one years Ted was a Customer Engineer and an account representative, for IBM in Chicago, IL.  He is survived by his wife Phyllis, three children; Raymond (Deborah) Fortman, Douglas (Katherine) Fortman and Kathy (Bob)  Murphy, and six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers; Stanley, James and Lee and his sister Elaine.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in Theodore’s name may be made to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

For additional information please contact Moss-Norris Funeral Home at (630)584-2000 or

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  • pfl My sincere condolences to the family. Losing a loved one is never easy. Death was never a part of God's original purpose for mankind. May you take comfort in God's future promise to bring an end, to all suffering and death on earth. Revelation 21:3, 4 and Isaiah 65; 21, 22.
  • Raymond Fortman Dad - Thank you for all you have meant to me, being my Dad, Father and all you taught me growing up. Even all these great memories won't come close to filling the void in me your passing has left. I will miss you every day always.