LT. COL THEODORE "TED" PLANTLt. Col Theodore "Ted" Plant, USAF (Ret), 89, Duluth, died Oct. 9, 2013 at his home.
Lt. Col Theodore "Ted" Plant, USAF (Ret), 89, Duluth, died Oct. 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born in Duluth on Aug. 1, 1924 to Edward and Julia Plant.
He was a 1943 Graduate of Denfeld High School. Ted was an Army Veteran of World War II and fought in the Normandy Invasion. He also was awarded a Purple Heart during the Battle of The Bulge. Ted joined the Air Force in 1947 and was an original member of the 179th FIS, Minnesota Air National Guard. He served in the Korean and Viet Nam Wars and retired in 1981 as a Lt. Col.
Ted was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and American Legion Post No. 71.
Ted is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Helen; sister Lois Long and brothers George, Donald, Robert and Edward Jr.
He is survived by his nieces Yvette Bryant, Leesburg Fla., Jacqueline Whalen, Duluth, Lynda Gardner and Debbie Plant, Ocklawaha, Fla., and nephew Steven Plant, Marion N.C.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service Wednesday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Duluth. Burial at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Military Honors Accorded by the combined Duluth Honor Guard. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home.
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