MANKATO - Theodore "Ted" Schoeppner, age 61, of Eagle Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, after losing a year-long courageous battle of cancer at Oaklawn Health Care Center in Mankato with his family by his side.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Dr. Scott E. Olson officiating. Private family burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church or an organization of the donor's choice.
Theodore Vincent "Ted" was born Oct. 9, 1950, to Luke and Florence (Snyder) Schoeppner in St. Peter. He graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1968. Ted enlisted in the U.S. Army. He went to Vietnam in September of 1969 and Holland in 1970. On Oct. 25, 1971, Ted was united in marriage to Renaye Fisher in Holland. He was honorably discharged in 1972. Ted worked at Quality Extrusion in Mankato for 37 years. He retired several years ago due to health reasons. Ted enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, wood carving and occasional trips to the casinos with Putz. Ted was proud of his family, especially his three grandsons, whom he enjoyed spending time with. Ted will be frequently thought of, dearly remembered, and greatly missed. He will also be missed by his dog, Sam.
Ted is survived by his wife, Renaye of Eagle Lake; two daughters: Tanya (Lance) Peterson of Fairmont and Ronda (Dan) Kopp of Madison Lake; three grandsons: Logan and Luke Peterson, and Jackson Kopp; six siblings: JoAnn Poach, Gary (Eloise) Schoeppner, David (Darla) Schoeppner, Doreen DePaulo, Cleo (Truman) Smith, and Peter (Ruth) Schoeppner; mother-in-law, Erline Fisher; brother-in-law, Dennis (Vicki) Fisher; and many nieces and nephews.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Clarence Fisher.