Memorial Services celebrating the life of Theodore “Ted” John Litzner, age 80, of Saint Augusta, will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Pastor Michael Soppeland will officiate and private burial will take place at a later date. Ted slept away on September 21st, 2014 at the age of 80 years, 9 months, and 23 days. Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Born November 29th, 1933 to William and Lillian (Schultz) Litzner of Levering, MI, Ted was baptized January 14th, 1934. He was confirmed May 16th, 1948 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Cheboygan, MI. He graduated from Cheboygan high school in 1952, in Cheboygan, MI. Ted was united in holy matrimony to Avis (Johnson/Parker) on January 31, 1987. At this time he became a proud step father to Roxanne and Matthew Parker. He served in the United States Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean Conflict as a clerk typist. After the conflict he drove a gasoline truck, was a delivery man, and a handy man. When he moved to MN he worked for Blumburg Communications as an audio visual tech. He retired from this job 1995. Ted’s service to the Lord included Sunday school superintendant, custodian of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, served on church councils. He also blessed many with his voice, singing in many church choirs, weddings and funerals. He was a group and area leader in the mental health field with Recovery Inc. for 25 years. Ted enjoyed the outdoors, skiing, gardening, singing, visiting and loved his family dearly.
Ted is survived by his wife of 27 years Avis; two step children Roxanne (Vernon) Lorenson of Karlsted, MN; Matthew (Vicki) Parker, Chesapeake, VA; two step grandchildren Sebastian and Krista Parker of Chesapeake, VA; two brothers Leonard (Margaret) Litzner of Brooklyn Park, MN and Norman (Pat) Litzner of Hot Springs Village, AR; sisters-in-law Debra (Dale) Hausmann of Staples, MN; Brenda (Bruce) Gilbertson of Starbuck, MN; brother-in-law Boyd (Diana) Johnson of Mitchell, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Barbara and her husband Lawrence Nelson, one brother Raymond and his wife Ethel Litzner.
Ted was wonderful Christian man, loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Schedule and Information
Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Monday, September 29, 2014.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Chapel Saint Cloud