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Theodore "Teddy" Frederick Bellant, 45, of Cadillac and formerly of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. Teddy was born on Monday, Oct. 11, 1971 in Traverse City to Theodore and Charlotte (Merchant) Bellant.
He attended Traverse City High School.
He found enjoyment in camping, playing cards, hunting and spending time with family and friends, but his greatest joy was his children.
Teddy is survived by his mother, Charlotte (Ken) Brandys; father, Theodore Bellant; children, Theodore James Bellant and Jacob Bellant; sister, Kathy (John) Andary; brothers, Jason Bellant and Kevin (Stephanie) Bellant; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and also his partner, Kathy Drew, and her son, Willie Drew.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Kimberly Bellant and LeeAnn Bellant; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Florence (Tripp) Merchant; paternal grandparents, Euclid and Arbutus (Davenport) Bellant; and grandson, Jacob Bellant Jr.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may direct contributions to Dakoske Hall, 116 East Eighth St., Traverse City, MI 49684; or Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center, 2000 Chartwell Dr., Suite 3, Traverse City, MI 49696.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Teddy with his family by way of his online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Published on June 11, 2017
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