FAIRFAX – Ted Domeier, age 68, of Fairfax, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax, with Father Jeffrey Horejsi, Father Ron Huberty, and Father Jack Brunner officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hauser-Hantge Chapel in Fairfax. Memorials preferred to St. Andrew’s Church for a new stained glass window in memory of Ted.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 20, 2014, from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. A Prayer Service will be at 4:00 P.M. Sunday. Visitation will continue two hours prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Theodore “Ted” Joseph Domeier was born on September 9, 1945, in New Ulm, MN. He was the son of George and Frances (Jandl) Domeier. Ted was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. He was a graduate of the Fairfax High School. He furthered his education at Mankato State and the Minnesota School of Business.
On April 25, 1970, Ted was united in marriage to Connie Tevepaugh. Their marriage was blessed with three children. Together they owned the Fairfax Agency and worked beside each other for more than 43 years.
Ted was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax and the Knights of Columbus.
Ted had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. Anyone who came in contact with Ted was left with a smile. He had a special way of inspiring others and loved to make people laugh.
He took great pride in his business, the Fairfax Agency. He was an insurance agent, tax preparer, deputy registrar, and city assessor. Coffee breaks and card games at Smokey Hollow were also a big part of his work day. Ted had a love for Fairfax which was evident by his volunteer work in the community, and he could be found supporting any event in town. He was recently acknowledged for his efforts by the Fairfax Civic and Commerce by being chosen as 2012 “Volunteer of the Year” and accepted this graciously. He was described as wearing more hats than Dr. Seuss does in his books! He was also designated grill master at any local event and the professional weed sprayer of downtown Fairfax.
Ted was also a big supporter of the GFW school system and sporting events. He could be heard in the stands rooting for his team. He was recently inducted into the GFW Hall of Fame for being such a loyal fan. He was also a member of the GFW Booster Club.
Ted was blessed with nine grandchildren and dedicated endless time to them. The grandkids treasured the time they were able to spend with him. A trip with grandpa always included going to the store to stock up on treats. Through the eyes of the children he was truly their hero and best friend.
Ted’s famous quotes were “Things are Good” and “No Problem.” He could use these words with confidence knowing he would take matters into his own hands. Blessed be his memory.
He leaves to cherish his sweet memories, his wife, Connie Domeier of Fairfax, MN; daughters, Kelly (Lynn) Grosklags of Marshall, MN, Alissa (Craig) Buboltz of Fairfax, MN; and his “Angel” son Chris; grandchildren, “Angel” Riley Domeier, Preston, Rheed, Erinn, Masen Grosklags, and Payton, Trinity, Keyden and Kobe Buboltz; siblings, Dorothy (Gene) Caven of Morton, MN, Betty (Tom) Sadler of Minneapolis, MN, Jeanne Brindley of Minneapolis, MN, Ruth (Dick) Faunce of Maple Grove, MN, and John (Pat) Domeier of Bird Island, MN; sisters-in-law, Rita Domeier of Fairfax, MN, and Marlys Hopke of St. Cloud, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ted was preceded in death by his son, Christian Domeier; grandson, Riley Christian Domeier; parents, George and Frances Domeier; brothers, David and Lester Domeier; sisters, Ann (Clayton) Hopke and Bea (Gilbert) Schweiss; brother-in-law, Bill Brindley; sister-in-law, Sheryl Watters; great nephew, Ryan Anderson; niece, Geri Schweiss; father-in-law, Harold Tevepaugh.
Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.