My family and I count it a huge blessing to have had the privilege of knowing Ted. He truly was “one of a kind” in so many ways. You will find it hard pressed in today’s world to meet another man like him. We met Ted through our friendship with his son, Rick. Our common ground was fishing, but once you got to know Ted, you learned what a diverse background he had. His love for his wife, Franny, was so evident, even after all the years after her death. She would come up in most every conversation we had with endearment. There was a special twinkle in his eye as he reminisced about her. In fact, most of his family, from his children, to his pizza nights out with his sisters, to his grandchildren and their dogs, would always find a way in the stories he shared. His family was precious to him.
Even though his military service as a WW II pilot has long been over, his esteem and patriotism for this country was not. He talked with pride and honor of his time as a pilot, standing up for our freedom, and always said without hesitation, that he would do it all over again if he could.
Sitting around our kitchen table over a cup of coffee and birthday cake and the fellowship it offered will be greatly missed. Ted was sharp and listening to him talk and tell “life” stories were such a treat. He always left me inspired to live the same, which truly is a mark of a great man...
Eric, Ruth & Kate Meyhoefer
Saturday June 23, 2018 at 9:23 am