Ted Domeier, Fairfax community leader, dies

FAIRFAX – A 68-year-old Fairfax man who was very active in the community and GFW School District died Sunday at Redwood Area Hospital.

Ted Domeier owned and operated the Fairfax Agency, which sold many types of insurance. He prepared taxes and was a deputy registrar.

A retired member of the Fairfax Fire and Rescue team, Domeier was the City of Fairfax assessor and on the GFW Thunderbird Booster Club Board of Directors. He was active with the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus, Fairfax Cleanup Day and the Minnesota Twins Fun Night at Fairfax Memorial Baseball Park, among other things.

“It’s a tough one. He will be Fairfax’ greatest loss. He was a pillar for me,” said retired Fairfax Cardinals amateur baseball team player/manager Gary Hess of Alexandria, who organized Minnesota Twins Fun Night.

“I put Ted in charge of all the celebrity guests that came in. He made sure they had locker room space and food,” Hess said. “He’d help us set up the event, carrying lots of chairs and picnic tables two days before the event began. After Twins Night, he’d stay around helping clean up until 2 a.m.”

Hess said Domeier ran many things in and around town. “Just about anything that went on, he was around. He’ll be greatly missed,” Hess said.

South Central College Farm Management instructor Brad Augustin of Fairfax said every community needs a person like Domeier. “He was a great community and school leader who supported everything and everyone,” Augustin said. “On top of that, he had a very jovial attitude. He helped me raise some of my kids.”

Domeier was a center on the 1963 Fairfax High School basketball team that won the District 10 Championship. More recently, he voiced an interest in and worked on making Fairfax a more ecumenical community with a keen interest in events for all faiths.

Domeier was named 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the Fairfax Civic and Commerce Association. He could often be found eradicating weeds in downtown Fairfax and usually did the grilling at public events.

An avid sports fan with a “can-do” attitude, Domeier was recently inducted into the GFW Hall of Fame.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with a 4 p.m. prayer service and two hours prior to the service on Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

(Fritz Busch can be e-mailed @fbusch@nujournal.com).

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