Theodore Greenwaldt – Alexandria Echo Press


The funeral service for Theodore “Ted” Greenwaldt of Miltona will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 19 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, MN, with Pastor Kirk Lee presiding.

Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will resume at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Ted, 90, died on April 10, 2022 at the hospital in St. Cloud, MN.

Theodore Wallace Greenwaldt was born to Harry and Ella (Schaefer) Greenwaldt on June 24, 1931, in Bartlett Township, Todd County, MN. As a child, he grew up with seven brothers and two sisters. At an early age, Ted drove his Model T to sell magazines, then drove a truck in Montana.

Ted served on the front lines in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1952 until his honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1953 at Camp Carlson, CO.

Ted married Betty Jean Schimmel on August 27, 1955 in Bertha. They made their home and raised their family in New Hope, while Ted worked as a warehouse manager for Robbinsdale School District 281. Outside of work hours, Ted enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and bowling. At home, he played penny ante poker with the neighbors and he found enjoyable getaways with family and friends at Osakis Lake, Brainerd Area Lakes and Moose Lake. After their full retirement in 1989, “Bed and Teddy” bought land and built a house near Lake Miltona, where he continued to live until he moved to the town of Miltona a few years before his death. Ted had been a member of the Crystal VFW and the Lions Club.

Before Ted in Death was his wife, Betty (1995); parents, Harry and Ella; and his siblings, Ervin, Harold, Dennis, Glenn and Lyle “Scotty” Greenwaldt.

Remembering Ted will be his children, Debra (David) Wiese of Wadena, Douglas Greenwaldt of Champlin and Dawn (Jerry) Rako of Maple Grove; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings, Gene, Larry, Verda (Denny) Dreger and Betty Buhle; as well as many friends and neighbours.

The honorary bearers will be Sarah Ohrmundt, Michael Greenwaldt and Jerry Anderson. The active holders will be Paul Wiese, Jeremy Greenwaldt, Alyn Greenwaldt, Bruce Greenwaldt, Jim Greenwaldt and Steven Schirmers.

Interment will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Bertha, MN.

Arrangements are with Schuller Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Wadena, MN. (


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