Theodore Lee, known by many as Teddy Miland, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 53.
Teddy was born on September 11, 1966 in Eau Claire to Don and Sue Ann (Radcliffe) Miland.
He attended Eleva schools and graduated from Eleva High School with the class of 1985. Teddy, during his school years, worked on the Deetz Brothers Farms.
After graduation, Teddy worked various jobs, but none were more important to him than his position at Ashley Furniture in Arcadia. He made many lasting friendships while working here and was proud to be an Ashley employee.
In 1989, Teddy married Annette Berg at Eleva Lutheran Church. To this union, 2 daughters were born, Dusti and Karli. Annette and Teddy still remained friends after their divorce.
Later, Teddy married Cheri Caputo and both resided in Eleva.
Teddy will be remembered for his artistic and creative mind, not only for his artwork he created over the years, but the ingenious ways he saw in fixing something. The most memorable traits that Teddy leaves are his quick witted sense of humor, his laugh and how he would pour his heart out to those that were in need.
Teddy is survived by his wife, Cheri Caputo of Eleva; two daughters, Dusti (Blaine) Bolgrin of Eleva and Karli (Chris) Biggart of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Linkin Bolgrin and Harper and Ashtin Biggart; his father, Don of Eleva; siblings, Jodi (Jerry) Gargulak of Ringle, WI, Todd (Melissa) Miland of Mosinee, Tim Miland of Eleva, Tommy Auger of Altoona and Rick Miland of Eleva; also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Teddy was preceded in death by his mom, Sue Ann and his sister in law Carol Miland.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Eleva Lutheran Church with Pastor Kermit Solem officiating. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel and will continue on Saturday at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service Inurnment will be at Eleva Cemetery on Saturday, May 2, 2020.