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In Memory of Theodore P. Samolytz


12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 25 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI

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Theodore “Ted” P. Samolytz, age 82, of Lakeland, MN, and recently Oak Park Heights Senior Living, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. Ted was born on July 19, 1936, in St. Paul, MN, the son of Theodore J. and Eadviga Samolytz. He graduated from Harding High School in 1956. In 1958, he was united in marriage to Joyce Kester. Through the years, Ted was passionate about his many Chevy vehicles. He had a deep connection to nature, his pets, and wildlife of all kinds. He loved gardening, especially with Joyce, painting, and was proud of his 30-year career at 3M. Later in life he enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ted will remain in the hearts of his children, Tina (Paul) Birkholz, Kim (Tom) McKellar, Tim (Elaine) Samolytz, Sheri (Ron LeMay) Samolytz, and Angel (Aaron Brossoit) Samolytz; his seven grandchildren; his six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ken LaBrasser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; parents, Theodore J. and Eadviga; and sister and brother-in-law, Jean and David Burback.

A Memorial Gathering for Ted will be held from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 25 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI, with a brief Time of Sharing beginning at 12:30.

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    • While I have only met your Dad briefly, I can see all the love and kindness he installed into his family. My thoughts and heart are with you.

      Our deepest sympathies,
      Kari Block and Jon Shern

    • We had you for a time Ted & now God’s got you. You & Joyce are now in God’s eternity together & that is a wonderful blessing. Rest in heaven Ted.
      Love & Care always, Candie Carey

    • I never got to know him well, but he raised a wonderful family. I admire what he did. A parent’s passing is hard no matter the circumstances. He is with Joyce, the woman he loved, and I can only imagine his joy. My heart goes out to all of you.