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Ted W. Statz

Ted W. Statz

Theodore “Ted” W. Statz age 62 of Menomonie, passed away on Friday September 21, 2018 at his home in Menomonie.

Ted was born March 20, 1956 in Chippewa Falls.  He was the son of John and Lillian (Gunderson) Statz.  Ted moved with his family to Greeley, Co for several years.  The family moved to Menomonie in 1965, where Ted graduated from Menomonie High School in 1974.  Ted worked as an EMT for the City of Menomonie for 22 years.  During this time, he also attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Psychology.

While in college he was President of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity.

After retiring from the ambulance service he researched the down town late night crowd and opened Teddy’s “Tubesteaks”, a hot dog shop. He ran that for 12 years till health issues caused him to close it.

The Minnesota Vikings became his football team when the family moved to Menomonie, he wanted to go with the underdogs. He was an avid fan through thick and thin.

Ted was continually busy with projects on the building he owned, doing maintenance, repairs and remodeling.

Ted is survived by his wife, Chrissa, a son David Statz of Chicago; his mother, Lillian of Menomonie, two brothers, Steven (Elizabeth) of Maple Grove, MN, Michael of Menomonie; two sisters, Mary Statz of Maple Grove, MN, Susan (Brian) Schmidt of Millville, MN and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death his father, John in 2010.

A Celebration of Life of life will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday September 28, 2018 at the Menomonie Theatre Guild Building 502 2nd St. W Menomonie Wi.  (Entrance is on 6th Ave. facing Duke and Dagger bar).

Condolences

  1. Lynda Thibado

    Oh Ted! So sorry to hear of his passing. A great classmate, friend and character. I remember in high school when he organized a "beer party" at Wakanda park... a root beer party ????! He got a lot of people wound up ! So glad he made it to the last class reunion. RIP Ted! You will be missed.

  2. Spat

    Teddy was always very good to me. I will miss him. RIP. Condolences to Chrissa and family.

  3. Joan Thompson

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Teddy was a good guy

  4. Lisa

    RIP Ted (Teddy) you will be missed

  5. Sharon Cole Coon

    So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I remember him from High School, always had a great sense of humor and a great laugh.

  6. Darcy Brown

    Ted always had a happy go lucky attitude and shared that with everyone he met. It was hard not to smile with Teddy around.

  7. DAVID PRUEHER

    I knew Ted through our fraternity. I had the opportunity to interact with Ted on numerous occasions, even though I was a student at UW-Eau Claire. Ted attended a number of national fraternity meetings, and the legend of Ted Statz will live forever. RIP, brother.

  8. Charles Kalina

    Ted , and I, have been friends for about 45 years. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. They broke the mold after Ted was created. I could always count on Ted to lift my spirits with a good story, or a colorful joke. He will be greatly missed. I send out my condolences to the Statz family, and all those that knew Ted as a good friend.

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