Theodore (Ted) John Kleinschnitz
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.