On Thursday August 22, 2019, Ted Mauthe, loving husband and father of two passed away at the age of 80.
Ted was born in 1939 in Waldersee, Manitoba. He received his agricultural diploma from the University of Manitoba in 1964 and married Phyllis Buschau that same year. They raised a son Kelly and a daughter Joy.
Ted worked 37 years in the feed industry, first selling feed and then managing feed mills in Alberta. He started working at Shur-Gain in Winnipeg then moved to Alberta to work for Unifeed in Camrose, Calgary and Sherwood Park. Ted finished his career at Champion Feeds in Grande Prairie. Ted and Phyl retired in Plumas in 2002, on the family farm he grew up on.
Ted was a farmer at heart, growing up helping his parents as a youth on the farm and eventually owning his own land near Plumas. His passion for gardening often produced large vegetable harvests which he happily shared with friends and neighbors. His flower displays by the barn were known to stop traffic.
Ted was an avid volunteer. He served for many years on the board of the Alberta Feed Industry Association, was the former president of the Plumas Senior Support Services and the secretary of the Plumas Lions Club.
Ted loved sports. As a kid he played on the local hockey and baseball teams, was an occasional golfer and an avid competitive 5-pin bowler well into his 70s. He was a huge curling fan. Ted and Phyl loved travelling across western Canada attending the Brier.
Ted was predeceased by his father and mother Reinhold and Frieda, sister Evelyn, and brothers-in-law Mike Sanders, Bert Eckstein and Greg Beck. He is survived by his wife Phyllis; son Kelly (Leslee) and daughter Joy; step grandkids Mitchell and Emily; sisters Lorraine Mauthe, Norma Sanders, Jeannette (Ted) Sawasy, Donna (Keith) Harris, Lynne Eckstein, Debra (Chuck) Crickett, Rebecca Beck, and Tamara Mauthe; brothers Ron (Jocelyn) Mauthe and Rene Mauthe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ted’s memory to the Plumas Lions Club (Box 1, Plumas MB, R0J 1P0) or the Plumas Seniors Citizens Club (Box 126, Plumas, MB, R0J 1P0).