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BGen Theodore C. Almquist (USAF, ret), DDS
Born Nov 29, 1941
Died April 27, 2010
BGen Theodore C. Almquist (USAF, ret), DDS passed away peacefully, at home, in his sleep in the early morning hours of April 27th, 2010, culminating a two-year battle with colon cancer. He is survived by his wife Jolayne; children Peter Almquist, Andrew Almquist, and Anna Kaiser; daughter-in-law Melissa Almquist and son-in-law Jason Kaiser; grandchildren Maja Kaiser, Claire Kaiser, Elise Almquist, Ryne Kaiser, and Elin Kaiser; sister Elinor Roberts and brother Jim Almquist, along with many beloved friends. Dr. Almquist was raised in Iowa and married his wife Jolayne in 1962. He received his B.S. degree from Gustavus Adolphus College (MN), his DDS from the University of Iowa, and his M.S. from the University of Texas Dental School (Houston) before beginning a 32-year career with the United States Air Force. After his retirement in 1998 he worked in his spare time with his friends at Lone Star Coins in San Antonio. His career took him to a variety of assignments around the world, and more importantly introduced him to a multitude of wonderful lifelong friends. One of Ted's favorite sayings was "It's a great life if you don't weaken" - and he did live a great life. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and spent some of his best times - with some of his best friends - "out fishing." He was also an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bulverde, TX where he taught bible studies and sang in the choir. As a leader in the Air Force, he stressed that people's priorities should be their faith, their family, and their jobs - in that order. He lived this ideal in his own life, and was a strong man of faith as well as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be well-remembered by his family, friends, and many, many 'fishing buddies,' and will be sorely missed by those he leaves behind. He was at peace with his Maker and is now in a much better place.
Published in Express-News on Apr. 28, 2010
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