Theodore "Ted" Ney, 97, of Orange City, and formerly of Granville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004 at the Orange City Muncipal Hospital in Orange City.
Theodore Ney was born Nov. 4, 1906, at rural Granville, the son of John and Mary (Klein) Ney. Ted was raised and educated in the Granville area, attending St. Joseph's Catholic School. After school, Ted farmed with his father. In 1929, Ted moved to the old homestead and continued farming. On Jan. 15, 1934, he married Kathryn Lammers at Granville. The couple continued farming in the Granville area until 1986 when Ted was 80 years old. They then moved into Orange City in the fall of 1999. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in January.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn of Orange City; three daughters, Doris Seyranian of Oakland, Calif., Marilyn and her husband, Harvey Leberman, of Newtown, Pa., and Maxine and her husband, Irv Noteboom, of Granville; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; four brothers, Lawrence, Tony and his wife, Evelyn, Jack and his wife, Doralice, all of Granville, and Joe and his wife, Millie, of Sheldon; four sisters, Marie Mienen of Ashton, Rosie Koob and Francis Koob, both of Granville, and Kitty Penning of Spirit Lake,; one sister-in-law, Marie Olson of Dell Rapids, S.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Emma and her husband, Clarence Graff, and Elizabeth Ney in infancy; two brothers, Peter Ney, and Robert in infancy; one great-grandson, Nicholas Seyranian; one son-in-law, Leon Seyranian; four brother-in-laws, Milo Koob, Ed Koob, Louie Mienen and Adrian Penning, and a sister-in-law, Helen Ney.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville with Msgr. Kenneth Seifried officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Granville.
Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville, where there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Casketbearers will be Rohn Everson, Jay Haverdink, Steve Ney, Gene Ney, David Noteboom, David Seyranian and Peter Seyranian. Honorary bearers will his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.