Theodore Strasser III Memorial Fund
Organized by: Theodore Strasser
We are working to raise money to cover the final expenses for Ted Strasser as well as to provide some support to his survivors as they wait for everything to settle. Ted was loved by his family and taken too soon. He leaves behind a wife of nearly 30 years, and 5 children, 2 of whom are minors. In addition to funeral expenses, we are working to cover Ted's Battle with Cancer. Theodore Joseph Strasser III (October 15, 1963-March 2,2016) Ted was born to Ted Jr., and JoAn Strasser in Waco, TX in 1963. He is the oldest of their three sons. As the son of an Air Force officer he had the opportunity to grow up in many cities: most notable was a year in Thailand. Years later he would still cook pad thai and curry for family and friends. He met Karen Feeley Strasser and they fell in love and were married at St Pius X in Omaha, NE on October, 3 1986. Together they had 5 children: Theodore Strasser, Katherine Strasser, Sarah Strasser, Rebecca Strasser, and Mary Strasser. Together they moved to Broomfield, CO in 1996. As a family they enjoyed the mountains, frequently going on day trips and picnics in God's great country. Over the course of his life, dad was known for his love of technology and gagets. On camping trips, you could always spot ted by his LED flashlight. He spent his entire career as a computer programer. Even after recieving his Masters Degree he would stay up late learning code languages. He loved solving the puzzle. Dad will be most remembered as a man of deep faith who was so in love with his family. His family will remember him for spending countless hours getting his kids thru math classes, driving in circles on a daily basis as a chaufer to his childrens' many social engagements, rented movies late at night with his wife, always whipping up fantastic dinners, his love of gardening, and of course for his photography. He coached little league soccer, softball, was an assistant scout master, and his photos of competitions were requested by all the Cheer Central Suns parents. Upon his diagnosis with brain cancer, he fought bravely. His nurses say his family was all he would want to talk about. We are told he insisted on walking as much as possible so he could get better and return to his family. Despite being in the hospital three times longer than expected, he was a favorite of the nurses who admired his good humor and dedication to his family. He was showing marked improvement and enjoyed a wonderful weekend with his wife before suffering a massive stroke early Monday morning. As his body failed he was firm in his faith in the promises of Christ. He recieved his last rites and passed peacefully at 6:44 am as the sun was rising over Boulder. Dad has finished his race.