Theodore “Ted” LeGare

HUTCHINSON – Theodore “Ted” LeGare, age 88, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, (formerly of Hector, Minnesota and Comfrey, Minnesota), passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 2013, from 10:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with interment in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Theodore “Ted” Frank LeGare was born on September 24, 1925, at his parents’ home in Klossner, Minnesota. He was the son of Phillip and Valeria (Schwendinger) LeGare. Ted was baptized as an infant, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He attended country school in Comfrey, Minnesota, through the eighth grade and continued on to seminary school in the Twin Cities.

On June 20, 1953, Ted was united in marriage to Marion Liebl at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with seven children, Cecilia, Barbara, Anthony, Andrew, Annette, David and Elaine. Ted and Marion resided and farmed near Fairfax, Lafayette, Stewart and Sleepy Eye, and then bought a 160-acre farm near Hector in 1961. They shared 57 years of marriage until Marion passed away on February 23, 2010.

Ted was a life-time farmer. He retired in 1998. Ted enjoyed his quiet time in prayer and meditation and reading the bible. He had strong religious convictions and tried to live his life accordingly.

Ted passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 88 years.

Blessed be his memory.

Ted is survived by his: children, Cecilia Kurtz of Danube, MN, Barbara Billing of New Richland, MN, Anthony LeGare and his wife, Brenda of Hector, MN, Andrew LeGare and his wife, Helen of Rapid City, SD, Annette Olson and her husband, Wayne of Campbell, MN, David LeGare and his wife, Sue of Dilworth, MN, son-in-law, Jason Kramer of Otisco, MN; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Richard LeGare and his wife Gladys, Vincent LeGare and his wife, Darlene, James LeGare and his wife, Sharon; sisters-in-law, Doreen LeGare, Melinda Cooling, many other relatives and friends.

Ted is preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Valeria LeGare; wife, Marion LeGare; daughter, Elaine Kramer; siblings, Joseph LeGare and his wife, Bernice, Phillip LeGare, Father Paul LeGare, Robert LeGare, Sister Valeria (Elizabeth LeGare), Mary Schmitz and her husband, Dennis; son-in-law, Gary Billing.

Memorials preferred.

Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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