Theodore A. SannwaldTheodore A. Sannwald, 86, of Superior died Tuesday, May 20, 2013.
Theodore A. Sannwald, 86, of Superior died Tuesday, May 20, 2013, at Essentia-St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth.
Theodore was born in Gordon, Wis., on Dec. 2, 1926, the son of Adolph and Masie Sannwald.
He served his country in the Army during WWII. After his service he graduated from the Wisconsin Teachers College (UWS) going on to be a teacher and principal at the Bennett School. He then was a milkman for Franklin Foods.
Theodore enjoyed sports. He was always at his grandsons’ basketball games. He went to UWS hockey games and was a Green Bay Packer fan. Most important to him was his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Walter K. Sannwald; and three sisters, Virginia Hitzemann, Helen Beeman and Naomi Kirk.
Theodore is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris; daughter, Susan (Jerry) Johnsted of Superior; grandchildren, Matthew (Katie) Johnsted and Michael Johnsted of Superior; great-grandchild, Nathan Johnsted; a brother, Karl (Joyce) Sannwald of Minong; and his nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30 at Greenwood Cemetery in Veteran’s Memorial Park. Rev. Will Mowchan of Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435.
Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th St., is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guest book or send condolences at www.downsfh.com