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Theodore J. Haupricht

Theodore J. Haupricht, age 97, peacefully went home to our Lord, December 31, 2019. Ted was born in Toledo, Ohio to Theodore and Jesse Haupricht on August 12, 1922. Ted grew up in Swanton, graduated from Swanton High School, and enlisted in the army during WWII. He was a proud “Battle Baby” who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and an active member of the Honor Guard.  Recognized wherever he went proudly displaying his WWII Veteran’s hat, Ted was also one of the area’s first Honor Flight participants. That experience remained as one of his most cherished memories. Ted was always so proud of his grandchildren, with a house full of pictures and newspaper clippings gathered over the years and delighted in his great-grandchildren.

Ted is preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Florence Barbara Haupricht. He is survived by his three children: Debra (Robert Jr.) McKie, Bradley (Theresa) Haupricht, Karen Haupricht, 6 Grandchildren: Kenny (Beth) Fulton, Lisa Laverne, Bradley Jr. (Lara) Haupricht, Jessica (Ryan) Arnold, Corynn (James) Burton, Derek McKie. and 14 Great-grandchildren, Dylan, Jamie, Carisa, Corey, Jaccie, Audrey, Ellie, Derek Jr., Sawyer, Cole, Emma, Colette, Veronica, and Felicity.  A private Mass with Military Rites will be held at St. Richard's Parish.


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My sincere condolences to Ted's family on his death. I was just looking up his address to send him a Veterans Day card and sadly, his obituary appeared. I am terribly sorry that I did not see the notice at the time as I would have certainly come to pay my respects. He is and always will be one of my heroes! I had the honor of escorting him to Washington, D.C. on my inaugural Honor Flight for NWO. I tried to keep in touch with cards but I fell behind in keeping up with all of the veterans who flew with me and for that I am sorry. I saw him when his wife died and again later when he stopped at our home and brought me a hand made bird house which is still proudly displayed in our yard and filled with life each springtime! I will remember him fondly.

Ted, may your first Veterans Day in heaven be a great one with many happy reunions with your comrades! One day, I hope I can share in your reunions as I miss each and every one of you. You are, and always will be, very special to me.

Rest well, good and faithful servant.
Dee Pakulski
Founder and President, Honor Flight Northwest Ohio

Dee Pakulski Nov 8 2020 12:00 AM

Dad loved his country and family. Hes a proud veteran, great storyteller, and tinkerer who had a zest for life. His spirit lives on.

Robert McKie Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM