Charles Theodore Maedel Jr.
July 24, 2009
Charles (Ted) Maedel Jr. died of natural causes on July 18, 2009. He was born in Denver, Colorado, to Charles T. Maedel and Rose Kerk Maedel on the 19th of October 1925. Later his family moved east and settled in Toledo, Ohio.
He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II as a gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, with sorties in England and Italy.
Ted was self-employed most of his life as the owner of Maedel’s Sales and Service in Toledo, Ohio, from 1945 until 1977. In 1978 he reestablished his automotive body shop business in Park City, Utah. Ted retired in 1995.
Ted loved alpine skiing, especially Apex Ridge at The Canyons in Park City, and racing his sailboats and cars. He also enjoyed listening to the music of Willie Nelson.
He is survived by his wife Judith Maedel, his sisters — Marjorie Christy and Carolyn Igualli (Donald), his children — James T. Maedel (Debbie), Judy Troup, Jill Meyers (Rick), Jody Long (Robert), Jon Ansted (Becky), Jamie Mitchell (Dean), Joel Maedel, Jill Ansted (Brian Peters) ,Julie Scott (Jim), 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two dogs, Gypsy & Heidi, who loved him dearly.
Ted donated his body to the University of Utah School of Medicine with hopes of furthering education and research in understanding the human body. As such, there will not be a viewing and his family will have a celebration of his life at a later date.