Theodore “Ted" Yeater, of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the age of 78. Loving husband of 52 years to Norma Yeater (nee Pickering), beloved son of the late Everett Lee Yeater and the late Sophia Hollrah; devoted father of Craig (Becky) Yeater and Sarah (Matthew) Croner; cherished grandfather of Will Yeater, Meg Yeater, Shelby Croner, and Cruz Croner; dear brother of Alice Diehl, Barb (Don) Buchheit, and the late infant Everett Yeater, Jr.
Ted earned a bachelor’s degree from SIUE-Carbondale and received his master's degree from Fontbonne University. He taught at Duchesne High School for 40 years, teaching courses in both math and computer science. He was also the Athletic Director and the longest-tenured baseball and basketball coach in Duchesne history. Ted served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star.
Ted had the most wins in school history for both basketball (until the 2019-2020 season) and baseball. The baseball team finished in 2nd place in the Missouri State Playoffs in 1983, followed by a State Championship in 1984. Ted was inducted into the St. Charles County Amateur Hall of Fame as a baseball player and was selected into the Gateway Athletic Conference Hall of Fame as a coach and athletic director.
Ted and Norma had a condo at the lake for many years and loved going there with family and friends. They enjoyed cruises to places such as Alaska and the Panama Canal, and they traveled Hawaii, Ireland, and Germany. He especially loved to travel to Florida with his wife and friends for Cardinals spring training. Ted was a collector of sports memorabilia, including autographed baseballs. He loved his white Corvette and always kept it in pristine condition. After retirement, he enjoyed attending Duchesne sporting events.
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