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February 3, 1936 – Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Monday, September 8, 2014
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Monday, September 8, 2014
10-11 A.M.

Theodore “Ted” Dale Rosdahl, 78, former owner of the Buffalo Dairy Queen, passed away in his sleep at home on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Buffalo, Minnesota.

He was born February 3, 1936 in Sauk Center, Minnesota.

In 1959 Ted built the Buffalo Dairy Queen & owned it for over 40 years. He loved the Buffalo community and supported it through his business. Ted left a lasting impression on all who worked for him. Many felt that it was their best job ever, but even more than that, it was a family.
As a high school student Ted was an exceptional athlete and held the Minnesota Long Jump record for over 30 years. After high school he served our country in the United States Air Force. On September 16, 1979 Ted married Lynda Fish. An honest family man that loved hunting & fishing with friends & working outdoors. We will always remember him as a man with patience & integrity.

Survivors include his wife Lynda; son Keith Rosdahl (Kim Rosdahl), 3 daughters; Dana (Shaw) Sampson (Dave Sampson), Kim Manno & Jennifer Biegler (fiancé/David Haggberg), 8 grandchildren, Emily, Bailey, Mercedes, Blake, Lindsay, Elizabeth, Garret, and Cooper, great-grandchild Grace, sister Bernice Young, brother Lloyd Rosdahl, mother in-law Nell Boyer, and former wife Caroline.

A time of gathering will be held after the 11:00am service on Monday, 9/08/14 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hwy. 25, Buffalo, Minnesota.

One of Ted’s favorite things to do every year was go to the Minnesota State Fair with his son, Keith. Placing a personalized bench or table on the fairgrounds is a great way to honor loved ones and share their love for the Minnesota State Fair. Ted would be honored with this privilege.

In lieu of flowers/gifts, if you would please put any efforts toward a donation to the Ted Rosdahl Memorial Fund, at the MN State Fair Foundation it will be much appreciated. All donations can be made by calling (651) 288-4323, and will go towards donating a bench or table in his memory for all to enjoy for generations to come can be.

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  1. John Lundsten

    Ted was one of the good guys; we’ll miss him around here. I really enjoyed working with Ted as he built his business, playing golf with him, and seeing him socially. He was honest, smart and hard working; he loved and was proud of what he had built.


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