Teddy Ross Prosise, 75, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was born on March 20, 1947, in Salem, Illinois to Donald and Beaulah (Jones) Prosise. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1965. He married Linda (Cariens) on December 10, 1965. After 30 years at Chrysler, he retired at the age of 48. They enjoyed traveling, making friends and learning new job skills with RV Maps. Since 2004 he enjoyed his “not so secret” life of Santa.
Survivors include his daughters, Melissa Smith, Amy Jo Prosise, and Andrea (James) Pocklington; mother, Beaulah (Jones) Prosise; brothers, Dennis (Sheila) and Randy (Holly); brother-in-law, Bert Withrow; sister-in-law, Edna (Hurley) Cariens; grandchildren, Cierra (Kendall), Mia, Blake (Brittany), Lynsey, Ashlie (Doug), Paul, Cassandra (Jake), and Andre’; great-grandchildren, Karmen, Aja, Wyatt, Zoe, Delaney, Kason, Troy, Brian, La’Miyah, Joel, Ainsley, Elliott, Bentley, Amelia, and Brylynn. Predeceased by his wife, Linda (Cariens); daughter, Deanna Kay; father, Donald Ross; sister, Donna; father-in-law, Teddy Cariens; mother-in-law, Edith (Shreve); brothers-in-law, William Cariens, Don Smith, and Jimmie Griffith; sisters-in-law, Veda (Cariens) Withrow, Doris (Cariens) Smith, and Ruby (Cariens) Griffith.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 11:00am with a Visitation Tuesday, April 26, from 5:00 to 8:00pm in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL.