Ted was born on a farm in Iowa to parents who were not wealthy but rich in love. They worked hard and Ted was expected to follow suit. That trait was in Ted’s DNA in everything he did.
Ted and Josie’s first encounter was in first grade when he pulled Josie’s pigtails. Their first date was their 9th grade prom. Football player and cheerleader in high school, they attended Drake University and got married between their junior and senior year.
After college graduation, they packed a tiny uhaul with all their possessions and headed for Houston. Ted quickly went from Iowa farm boy to international insurance broker.
At the age of 45, Ted had bypass surgery. At 48 years of age, the doctors told him he had five years to live, well... he proved them wrong! And in the following years he took Josie on trips all over the world. Traveling was a love they shared and they conquered many a mountain.
Ted was the proud father of two children, Carrie and Chris and the happiest of Grandpa’s to Abby, 9, Colin, 7 and Alex, 4. He is survived by his sister, Pat, of Webster City, Iowa.
In Loving Memory Of Ted Garfield Kesler
Thursday, November 19 // 10am