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).