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Obituary: Wentz, Theodore John “Ted”

Age 66

WENTZ, Theodore John “Ted” Husband and Father, Theodore John Wentz “Ted” died unexpectedly on November 26, 2014 in Spokane, WA at the age of 66.

Ted is survived by his wife Susan; children, Julia Jakober (Jason and their son Ryan), Valerie Wade (Travis), Katherine Bixby (Pete and their son Jake) and Sharon Wentz (Ryan Maher); siblings, Caroline (deceased), Jacquie, Betty, Duane, Mary, Ellen, Loretta, Linda and David, numerous extended family members and close friends.

He was preceded in death by Ryan Wentz (his son).

Ted was born on July 26, 1948 in Kalispell, MT to John and Clara Wentz.

A Vietnam Veteran, he served from 1966 to 1970.

He met his wife Sue at The Crescent Department Store (Spokane) in 1967.

He worked in fine china, and she worked as a waitress at The Fountain.

They married June 21, 1969.

Ted was a Journeyman Electrician and Superintendent and worked in the profession since 1971.

Over their 45 years of marriage, the couple raised five children in Otis Orchards, enjoyed spending time at the lake, and spoiling their two grandsons.

His children will remember him as a strong, loving, compassionate and humble man.

They feel lucky to have had such a great dad who encouraged them to live happy, authentic lives.

Ted was a generous husband, father, father-in-law and grandpa who loved his family immensely.

Please join us in a celebration of Ted’s life at Ted and Sue’s home on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 12pm-6pm.

The family would like to thank all of their friends and family for standing by during this difficult time.

To view Ted’s online memorial and leave a guest book message please visit

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