Ted F. Henderson Sr., 65, of Avon, Minn., died at his home, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Avon. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Obituary, guest book and video tribute are available online: www.wil liamsdingmann.com
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Ted was born July 20, 1947, to Loen "Forest" and Virginia (Gilmore) Henderson. He graduated high school in Auburn, Neb. Ted resided in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He married Carroll A. Randolph. Ted and his sister, Beth were long-time dancers, winning several competitions throughout his childhood. He was an avid sportsman, hunter, fisherman, trapper and woodworker. Ted enjoyed trying new adventures and was always on to something new. He started several businesses including gun cleaning and repair, janitorial, honey and chickens.
Ted is survived by his sister, Beth Haneline of Nebraska; children, Ted Henderson Jr. of Nebraska; Jim (Nancy) of Nebraska; Jennifer Henderson of Missouri; Heidi Henderson of Iowa; stepchildren, Rose Scheckel of Iowa; Cindy (Robert) Shoeman of Idaho; Pam Maxsween-Smith of Colorado; Virginia Smith of Iowa; Mary (fiancé Rich Willenbring) of Minnesota; 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Ted will be remembered as a kind, caring and creative man.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Carroll.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Jan. 30, 2013