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1952 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
THADDEUS "TED" JELEN Thaddeus Gerard "Ted" Jelen, of Las Vegas, passed away Tuesday November 21, 2017, at Infinity Hospice, in Las Vegas. Ted was born April 30, 1952, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, to the late Thaddeus Andrew Jelen and Francis (Kowalczyk) Jelen. He is survived by his wife, Marthe Chandler of Greencastle, Indiana; his mother, Francis Jelen of Darien, Illinois; his sister and brother-in-law, Nicolette Jelen Rhode and Ron Rhode of Burr Ridge, Illinois; niece, Corinne Rhode; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark Jelen and Patti Jelen of Woodridge, Illinois, and John Jelen and Karen Becker Ryder of Chattanooga, Tennessee; stepsons, Christopher Chandler of Santa Monica, California, and Robert Chandler of Chicago, Illinois. Ted was a professor of political science at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He was a founding member of the Religion and Politics section of the American Political Society Association and the author of many articles and books, including, "The Political World of the Clergy" (based on research in Putnam County, Indiana) and "Between Two Absolutes: Public Opinion and the Politics of Abortion" (with Elizabeth Adell Cook). Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).
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