Ted 84, of Kentland, Indiana, passed away February 28, 2021 at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana He is survived by his loving son, James T. “Ted”(Alla) Mercede and his adored daughter, Theresa Walker. Beloved brother of Marion (Roger, dec) Decker, Christian (Audrey, dec) Mercede, Virginia & Donald Janulis, Linda & Walter Pranckus, & Robin & George Hartigan. Dear Grandfather to, Melissa Osenga, Jennifer Rapier, James T. Mercede III, Michelle Hayes, Katelyn Walker, David Walker, Jake Walker, Stephanie Tonevich, Brandon Mercede, Karlee Mercede, Nichole Walker, and fond great grandfather to Noah Glotzloach, Hudson Crisp, Mason Mercede, Karmyn Haskell, Tayger Haskell & Emory Perkins and many nieces & nephews He was a wonderful man, who loved his family very much. He was kind, considerate, loyal, & fun loving, who saw humor in every day things. His laugh , full and rich, with a killer smile. He was a man of many talents, he loved reading his Bible, farming & gardening, working with wood and loved making pizza from scratch. He was the most upbeat person, in spite of health issues and we will all miss him very much. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on April 24, 2021, at 11:00 am at Moraine Valley Church, 6300 127th St., Palos Heights, IL , Interment St. Benedict Cemetery, 4600 135 St., Crestwood, IL.