Theodore Harty, 67, Glenville

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2006

Funeral services for Theodore D. Harty, age 67, of rural Glenville will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Church of St. Theodore. The Rev. Jim Berning and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with a prayer service at 7:30 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Ted died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at his home.

Theodore Dennis Harty was born Nov. 17, 1938, to Dennis M. and Mary G. (Mattocks) Harty in Albert Lea. He attended St. Theodore&8217;s School through the eighth grade and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1957. Following graduation, Ted attended the Oliva Thine Beauty School, graduating in 1959. He then owned and operated the Parkview Beauty Shop in Owatonna. On July 20, 1963, Ted was united in marriage to Gail E. Allison at St. Joseph&8217;s Catholic Church in Owatonna. The couple moved to rural Albert Lea in 1964.

Ted worked for Drug Supply Co. and Hemingway Iron Works. After retiring, he was employed part time at Sterling Drug in Albert Lea.

Ted was a member of the Church of St. Theodore and had been an active member of the Albert Lea Eagles for 40 years.

He served as president, as a trustee, and was involved with the Eagles Cancer Telethon for years before being diagnosed with cancer. He was also a member of the Elks. Ted was dedicated to helping people and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed Gail&8217;s flowers and having his large lawn neatly mowed. Ted loved to travel, play golf, and spend time with his cat, Mr. Boots. He and Gail enjoyed many vacations, especially the trip to England and Ireland in 1998. Ted was very proud to be a full-blooded Irishman.

Survivors include his wife, Gail; son, Jamie Harty of Alden; daughters, Allyson (Bradley) Hagen of rural Ellendale and Lisa (Brian) Klingbeil of Wells; grandchildren: Samantha, Sara and Tanner Harty, Lizzy, Ashley and Benjamen Hagen, and Merideth and Madison Klingbeil; step grandchildren: Katie, Ryan and Eric Klingbeil; brothers, Gerald Harty and Charles (Mary) Harty, all of Albert Lea; sisters, Joan Barrus of Crookston and Mary Rita (Richard) Spellman of Apple Valley; sister-in-law, Dorothy Harty of Albert Lea; brothers-in-law, Jack (Arlene) Allison and Kent (Helen) Allison, all of rural Glenville; nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Richard Harty; and a grandchild, Lauren Hagen.