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Theodore Millette

May 08, 1926 - March 10, 2010

Funeral Service:

Monday, March 15 at 2:00pm in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral in the Church.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

Theodore Millette

May 08, 1926 - March 10, 2010


Theodore Joseph (Ted) Millette, 83, Fargo died March 10, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital. He was born on May 8, 1926, the son of George J and Lillian (Guerard) Millettte at Crookston, MN. At the age of two, he and his family moved to Fargo, ND. He attended St. Mary’s Cathedral Grade School and Sacred Heart Academy.

During World War II, at the age of 17 years, he enlisted in the Navy. He served on the USS Kenton from 1944-1946.

He attended Moorhead State University where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees.

Ted and Rose Anne Vogel were married at St. Mary’s Cathedral on January 7, 1950 and celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this year with their four sons and families. A member of St. Mary’s parish, Ted served as Scout Master for the St. Mary’s Boy Scout Troop.

Ted was a teacher of Fine Arts for the Fargo Public Schools for 37 years – from 1952-1989. He taught at Ben Franklin Junior High School, Lewis and Clark and Fargo North High School, retiring in 1989. He was honored as Teacher of the Year and was a life member of the National Education Association.

An active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, he worked in many parish ministries and held office in the Fargo Catholic School Board and Holy Spirit School Board and taught in the Holy Spirit’s Religious Education Program.

Ted owned the Millette Design and Construction Company, designing and building homes in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area from 1959-1973.

He was a member of many professional and service organizations. As an avid classic car collector, he was a member of the local Valley Vintage Car club and the Cadillac and LaSalle Club. A loving, caring son, husband, father and grandfather, he had many interests, including his summer cabin on Maplehurst Beach on Lake Lida for over 50 years, photography, and portrait painting.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Anne, four sons; Duane, Whitefish MT, Thomas (Monica), Moorhead MN, Dr. Keith (Rennae), Grand Forks ND, Charles, Fargo ND, six grandchildren; Leah, Michael, Paul, Eric, Michela, and Katherine, a sister, Elaine (Ralph) Schmitz, Hot Springs Village AR, aunt, Jeanette Brusven, Fargo and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

There will be a Funeral Mass on Monday, March 15 at 2:00pm in Holy Spirit Catholic Church with visitation starting at 1:00pm.


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  1. Stan & Mary Krogh says:

    Fargo ND
    Millette Family,
    Ted was the finest gentlemen that I have ever met. He was truly an old car nut friend. We will miss him forever, sorry that we were not able to attend the service.We heard from others that it was a true tribute to his full life.
    Please accept our sincere sympathy.

    Stan and Mary Krogh

  2. Jean Callahan says:

    Fargo ND
    I am sorry I had to leave early today and missed Ted’s services. I was able to meet Keith and appreciated being able to visit with him. Rose Anne, I know you and Ted have raised a wonderful family in your 60 years. I send my deepest sympathy and will keep you in my prayers. Sincerely, Jean Callahan
    (Morrie has severe Alzhiemers and is in skilled nursing)
    (I enjoyed the photos in the memory book and especially those of Ted, Elaine, and I as children) (I had hoped to see Elaine today, so please send her my love and prayers). (I will try to find the photos on the internet as Keith suggested).

  3. Judy Ausk says:

    Davenport ND
    Rose Anne & Family,
    My prayers go out to you all, I opened the paper and seen Ted, I was so saddened too see the news. My heart goes out to you Rose Anne, I recall the coversations we used to have at work and you were always so proud of Ted. He had acomplished a lot in his life. God Bless you and your family. Judy

  4. Rick Albrecht says:

    Sioux Falls SDTom,
    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Although I never had the privilege of meeting him, the obituary certainly did a nice job of highlighting his many contributions.
    Rick Albrecht
    PS. I still “grand” as much as I used to.

  5. Angela Schroth says:

    Scottsdale AZ
    Hello, Rose Anne, I was so saddened to learn of Ted’s death. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family. Sending you love and a hug, Angie

  6. William H Vogel III says:

    Los Angeles CaliforniaDear Rose Anne and Family,

    Please accept my sincere condolences. It is fortunate that Ted had a long and successful life to share with you. I am with you in thought and prayers.

  7. Carol M. Haskin says:

    Fargo ND
    Ted was a kind and good neighbor and will be missed by all of us! We enjoyed seeing him and his family at our neighborhood picnics and other gatherings. Love goes out to all the family and may God bless each and everyone of the family. Carol

  8. Joe & Jeanne Schreiner says:

    Wahpeton ND
    Tom, Monica and the Millette Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Our sympathies. Joe and Jeanne Schreiner

  9. Henry LaBore says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Rose Anne and family.

    I was saddened to read of Ted’s passing. He was such a good friend. We always had a friendly Hello when we met. His medical problems were so evident and he carried his cross with grace and humility.

    I will not be able to be at his fumeral mass – please accept my condolences and I will say an extra prayer for Ted and for his family.

    Henry (Hank) LaBore

  10. R. Tracy & Dianne Myers says:

    Sun Lakes ArizonaDewey and all,

    Dianne and I wish to extend our sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.

    We’re in Arizona. Please touch base with us if you get to Fargo during the summer months. I would like to see and hear about your work.


    R. Tracy & Dianne Myers

  11. Jim Iken says:

    Manassas VADuie, Rose Anne, and family

    Wish I could be there with you tomorrow. I will be moving back to the area when I retire from the Air Force later this year, and will see you then.


  12. Kathi Neal Schwan says:

    Fargo ND
    Mr. Millette—as he was respectively known to his students—-was always one of our favorite teachers. He encouraged us to take more chances in our artwork and use the type of media we were most comfortable with and wanted to pursue using.

    While I didn’t become an artist of any type, it was the one class I looked forward to the most at Fargo North, back in 1970 and 1971. It was a nice creative break from the issues of that era.

    I immediately recognized his smile when I opened the paper this morning. He will be missed.

  13. Stacia Vogel says:

    North Mankato MN
    Dear family,
    May you find comfort in your grief knowing that Ted, your husband, Dad, Grandfather, etc., is at peace with Christ.

    He was such a kind and talented person.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you even though I can’t be with you in person.


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