Nov. 17, 1940- Sep. 14, 2012
Ted Laird, 71, entered his eternal life on September 14, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be held at 7pm, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Dunn’s Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.
Ted was born and raised in Des Moines. In 1958, Ted graduated from Dowling High School and then went to Drake University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree. Ted owned Laird Specialty Advertising until his retirement in 2009. Among his many hobbies, he enjoyed nature, gardening, fishing and showing quarter horses. He had been a member of The Embassy Club, Bohemian Club and The Izaak Walton League.
Ted will be missed by his wife of 42 years, Janet; brother, James R. of Des Moines; in-laws, Rene Loest of Truro, IA, Katherine (Bill) Smith of Carlisle, PA and Gary (Laura) Loest of Pebble Beach, CA and a host of other family members and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd St. Des Moines, Iowa 50313.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ DUNN’S CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Dunn’s Chapel 2121 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50312 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com