(Nov 13, 1929 – Dec 23, 2014) – Ted went to be with his Savior December 23, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 56 years, Pauline; son Norman, daughter-in-law Mary, their children Eli and Clarice; daughter Anita and her daughters Natalie and Mariclaire; sister Judy, and many nieces and nephews.
Ted was born on November 13, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the only son of Henry and Theodora Lundeen. His early years were spent in Minnesota, with much of his childhood spent playing in and on the water. He continued to enjoy being on or near a river or lake throughout his life. His father’s search for work during the depression led to many moves throughout several states.
After his military service, Ted followed in his father’s career path and trained as a machinist. Ted and Pauline were married in 1958 and made their home in Enumclaw, Washington. Ted’s sense of adventure and his pioneer spirit led him to Clearwater in 1972. He worked for Weyerhauser until his retirement. He and Pauline purchased an undeveloped acreage, cleared it, built a home and operated a small farm. Ted could design, build or fix just about anything. His attention to detail meant everything was level, square and built to last.
Ted enjoyed learning and had an amazing ability to retain facts. He read encyclopedias and solved math problems for fun. He would have done well on Jeopardy! He was a kind and considerate person who put the needs of his family first. He truly lived up to his name “Theodore – Gift from God.” Ted always had a special place in his heart for babies and little children, and found great joy in watching them at play. At last, Ted gets to hold John, his infant son.
As he went through a series of health challenges, Ted drew strength from his Christian faith. He was ready to go home. Thank you to all members of Dad’s health care team. Every one of you is appreciated.
There will be no service at Ted’s request. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services/Drake Cremation Services, Clearwater, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.NTFuneral.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences