Born: February 09, 1956
Died: August 21, 2013
Schaff, 57, of Ree Heights, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Avera
Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
of Christian Burial was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013 at St. Ann’s
Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant.
was born in Bismarck, North Dakota to Frank and Delores (Miller) Schaff. He attended and graduated from Flasher High
School. After graduating, he worked
construction around the Bismarck area.
He traveled to various places across the United States working road
construction jobs. Ted returned to North
Dakota to work in the oil fields in Dickinson.
Later, he ventured to Alaska to mine gold. Ted rejoined his father at the family farm;
soon after he began his own farming operations.
1984, he married Annette Hoff and together they began a family with their three
boys: Theodore F. Schaff, Jr., Weston Schaff and Austin Schaff. In 1990, he and his family moved to Ree
Heights, South Dakota where he spent the next 20 years as a dairy farmer with
fishing and riding his motorcycle were some of Ted’s favorite pastimes. He also loved socializing with family and
is survived by his three sons: Theodore, Jr., Weston and Austin Schaff; wife,
Annette Hoff; mother: Delores (Clarence) Morris; siblings: Frank (Sharon)
Schaff, Jerry (Brenda) Schaff, Ben Schaff, Susan (friend, Daryl) Schaff, and
Peggy (Nate) Erstad; 6 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and cousins.
was preceded in death by his father, Frank A. Schaff, Sr.; great nephew, Caleb
Schaff; and grandparents: Adam and Anna Schaff and Max and Anna Miller.
family invites anyone who owns a motorcycle to ride it to the funeral. It’s what Ted would have liked.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted
with Ted’s arrangements.