Theodore (Ted) Langhoff, 92
Theodore (Ted) Langhoff, 92, of St. Peter, Minn., died on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Good Samaritan Home in Winthrop.
A funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21, 2006, at the Church of St. Peter in St. Peter. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. The St. Peter Funeral Home-Klein Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1914, to William and Ernestina Langhoff. He was raised on a farm near New Ulm along with his ten brothers and sisters. As a young man, he lived for a while in the Yakima, Wash. area and worked in the fruit orchards, was a carpenter, and also worked for a while in the coal mines. He returned to Minnesota and met Elaine Weber who later became his wife of 45 years. He worked as a farm hand and later as a truck driver before becoming employed by Cargill, Inc. He managed the Cargill plant in St. Peter for 35 years and also was a top seed corn salesman for Cargill for many years.
He was active in his church (St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception) in St. Peter and served as an usher and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also volunteered for special projects and served on the Cemetery Committee for many years. He served as a city councilman for the city of St. Peter in the 1970's. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and frequently hunted and fished with his son. He also loved to bowl and golf and was a league member in both for many years. He and his wife met on the dance floor and danced together almost every weekend until she became ill. He tended to her through her struggle with cancer. They raised three children in St. Peter. He was a good father and husband and valued his time with his family. After his wife's death in 1989, he lived for a while in St. Peter, in New Ulm, and in Winthrop.
He is survived by his son, Tom (Sam) Langhoff of Winthrop, Minn.; daughters, Sue (Gary) Bruns of Bemidji and Karen (LeRoy) Giesler of St. Peter; brother, Wesley Langhoff of New Prague; sisters, Hertha Block and Mabel (Herbie) Hoffmann, both of New Ulm and Tiena Karp of Yakima; and six grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; brothers, Emery Langhoff and Dick Langhoff; and sisters, Esther Langhoff, Rosetta Olson, Opal Nelson and Alvina Olson.