Theodore (Ted) John Kleinschnitz

Born on December 8, 1954 in Berea, Ohio.
Departed on August 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida
I’ve loved you all your life. Now I will love you the rest of my life. Be at peace my love, until you reach for my hand, to walk together again.

Theodore (Ted) John Kleinschnitz, 65, unexpectedly and peacefully earned his wings on August 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida.

Ted was born December 8, 1954, in Berea, Ohio where his parents, Donald J. Kleinschnitz and Lorine Kleinschnitz soon moved to Melbourne, Florida. Ted was a life-long resident here. Ted and Sarah were married in December of 1993 and together they raised eight children.

For over 40 years, Ted served his community as a successful business owner, who took pride in creating a work environment where employees felt like family. Ted loved working on home projects sharing his talents and crafts with his children and grandchildren. If you ever wanted to find Ted, just take a walk to his workshop and he’d be sitting with a cold Mic Ultra ready to help with any project, or just lend a listening ear and share a cold beer. Ted enjoyed the outdoors; his hobbies included boating, fishing, and a variety of watersports, as long as he shared it with family and friends.

Ted’s greatest treasure in life was his family. He was cherished not only as a father, but also enjoyed being loved as a Daddy, Papa, and Pops. Adored the excitement on his grandchildren faces when he would pull chocolate coins from their ears, which they all knew was his magic trick. Ted not only deeply touched the lives of his immediate family, but his love influenced the lives of so many others.

Ted is survived by his father, Donald J. Kleinschnitz, 6 brothers, 3 sisters and his children: Cherity, Jodie (John), Randy (Shannon), Ted Jr., Elizabeth (Shawn), Michelle (Shane), Amanda (Jake), Robert (Amanda Jo), and Brooke (Christian), as well as his grandchildren Shiann, Ciara, Kaitlyn, Abby, Andrew, Lane, Alaina, Reed, Gracelyn, Brayden, Isaiah, Cody, Bailey, Toby, Piper, Mya, Dominic, Andre’, Mary, and great grandchildren Coleston, soon to be Paisley, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandsons Peyton, and Briddick, grandparents, and his mother Lorine Kleinschnitz.

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18 entries.
Patrick Bryan from Grant-Valkaria wrote on September 7, 2020:
You were someone I'll always remember as loving to your brothers and sisters and generous ri their friends. I'll never forget your creations like the motorcycle engine powered trycicle and go kart. RIP Ted.
Thomas Kleinschnitz from Clermont wrote on August 18, 2020:
I will miss you forever brother!!
John Kleinschnitz from Melbourne Village wrote on August 18, 2020:
I miss you big brother. We will be together again when that time come, rest in piece until then.
Charlie from Rockford Illinois wrote on August 17, 2020:
May the Grandfather take you into his arm's You are missed my friend Until we meet over the river
Zola Williams from Duffield wrote on August 17, 2020:
You and your family are in my prayers love you cuz
Rhonda Bishop from Duffield. Va wrote on August 17, 2020:
Rhonda Bishop
Laura Tolbert from Mount Plymouth wrote on August 17, 2020:
It was a pleasure and never a dull moment getting to know and love Ted. He welcome us with open arms into his family. I was honored to be there for him and Sarah as they renewed their vows. Their love was stronger than even they new. My heart and thoughts goes out to you all! Rest in Peace Ted
Jody McDavid from PALM BAY wrote on August 17, 2020:
Ted you were and always will be my favorite Brother in law. You were larger than life only much more. My heart aches at the loss of you. I love you brother
Cynthia Rodriguez from Palm Bay wrote on August 17, 2020:
Tho my Heart is broken, I know God has taken you from us to begin your new Journey ......Thank You for always making me feel like Family.....until we meet again, Ted.
Greta Woodbury from Melbourne wrote on August 17, 2020:
Sending my deepest sympathies and love to you and your family Amanda and Jake! ❤️❤️
Patty Snitzler from Palm Bay wrote on August 17, 2020:
Rest in Peace Ted. Enjoy many fishing adventures, and many heavenly projects, until you and Sarah join hands and walk together again.
Peggy & Ron Bailey from Melbourne wrote on August 17, 2020:
Ted your family and friends will miss you. The spark in Sarah’s eyes when she would talk about you at work showed the love she had for you. Rest In Peace Ted 😘
Dan and Kathy Snavely from Duffield,Va. wrote on August 17, 2020:
Dan and Kathy Snavely
Chrystal & Jeff Starcher from Millwood, WV wrote on August 17, 2020:
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Justina Gabbeet from Martinsburg, WV wrote on August 17, 2020:
God Bless you all during this trying time!! Aunt Tennie
Sean & Cyndi Dickens & Family from Melbourne, FL wrote on August 17, 2020:
We lost a good friend, neighbor and family member. You will be missed.
Elizabeth Bowden from Plant City wrote on August 17, 2020:
You will be missed until the day we meet again. I love you Daddy!
Jodie & John Traylor from Melbourne wrote on August 17, 2020:
Always in ours hearts....Love always

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