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Obituary: Deacon Theodore J. “Ted” Windus 

Theodore J. “Ted” Windus Sr., 83, of Duluth passed away Feb. 20, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born in Duluth on July 7, 1939, to Harry and Rose Windus. Ted graduated from Duluth Cathedral High School. He was employed by the 148th Minnesota Air National Guard, Duluth. Ted married Evelyn A. Bieniek on Aug. 30, 1958, in Duluth. He was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and was a deacon at church. Ted enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting.

Deacon Theodore J. "Ted" Windus

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Lou Gardepy. 

He is survived by his wife Evelyn, children Mike (Brenda) Windus, Steve (Lynn) Windus, Teresa (Peter) Bruno, Ted (Janet) Windus Jr., Doreen Anderson, Joe (Jen) Windus, and Beth Windus, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Corrine Howard. 

Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Dougherty Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with rosary recitation at 4:30 p.m. Visitation continued Monday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Star of the Sea, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, with burial in Oneota Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home.