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 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.