Norbert M. Teclaw, 82, a resident of Oak Park for over 50 years died on July 9, 2018 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he taught physics at Oak Park and River Forest High School for over 30 years and was the director of the Triton College Night School Program, also at the high school. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and received his master’s degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Mr. Teclaw was a founding member of the Institute of Science Education and Technology (the Percy Julian Symposium) in Oak Park and sang in the Heritage Chorale in Oak Park.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy (nee Lindquist); the father of Lisa (Tom) Gill, Timothy (Caren) Teclaw, and Ingrid Schimnoski; Papa of Joseph, Alison and Tommy Gill, Lilette and Lindy Teclaw, and Kirsten and Solveig Schimnoski; brother of Alois (the late Kathleen), Lillian (the late Leon) Kaczmarek, Marion (Margaret), Raymond (Valeria), Richard (the late Marlys), David (Carol) and the late Angeline, Malen (the late Donna), Leon (Pearl), Marcella (the late Leonard) Szymanski and Florence Teclaw; and the brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake St., Oak Park. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the ISET, 222 N. Grove Ave., #3G, Oak Park, IL 60302 are appreciated.