Theodore “Ted” E. Deilke

Theodore “Ted” E. Deilke
Date of Birth: October 01, 1949
Died on: November 20, 2019

Theodore “Ted” E. Deilke, 70, of Aberdeen died November 20, 2019 at his home.

Ted was born October 1, 1949 to Theodore Robert and Muriel Marie (McNamara) Deilke at St. Paul, MN.  His family moved to Webster, SD when he was a child.  This is where he was educated, graduating from Webster High School with the class of 1967.  Ted furthered his education at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.  He then began working at 3M in St. Paul, MN.

Ted was united in marriage to Sharon Gagnon on May 31, 1975 in Beaver Lake Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN.  They made their home in Minnesota and in 1984, Ted transferred to Aberdeen.  After 35 years with 3M, Ted retired.  During his retirement, he renovated rental housing, making use of his carpentry skills.

In Ted’s younger years, he enjoyed participating in bowling, softball and volleyball.  He liked to hunt, especially deer.  He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Grateful for having shared Ted’s life are his wife of 44 years, Sharon; sons, Kevin (Cassie) Deilke of Sioux Falls and Matt (Rocky) Deilke and Adam Deilke, both of Aberdeen; six grandchildren; his mother, Muriel Nestrud of Bay Port, MN; sisters, Bonnie (Joel) Peterson of Bloomington, MN and Pat (Randy) Elovich of Stillwater, MN and brother, Wayne (Joyce) Deilke of Woodbury, MN.

He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Len Nestrud.


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