Frederick Theodore “Ted” Weyerhaeuser
Age 89 of Mendota Heights died on December 24, 2020, after a fall on the ice outside his home.
Ted was born in Duluth and spent his childhood in St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul Academy in 1949 and Yale University in 1953. After college, he married Nancy Lane Neimeyer who he first met in Kindergarten. They were married for 67 years.
Ted spent three years as an officer in Naval Intelligence before beginning his career in Cloquet working for the Wood Conversion Co. (later Conwed Corporation). He eventually moved to St. Paul and rose to CEO of Conwed. Later, Ted was instrumental in developing and running the Clearwater Management Corporation, a registered advisory firm. His business acumen lead to his service on the Boards of Potlatch Corporation, Arcata National Corporation, Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance, Norwest Corporation, and Rock Island Company. His values of family, faith, integrity and compassion were reflected in his dedication to the boards of many local non-profits, including the United Way, the St. Paul Community Foundation, the Union Gospel Mission, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Macalester College, and the House of Hope Presbyterian Church.
Ted will be remembered for his great love of family, friends and community. He was always a gentleman and blessed with a dry sense of humor. He brought a level-headedness and sense of responsibility to all that he did, providing a calming influence and good advice whether he was in the boardroom, working at home, or spending time with his children and grandchildren. A leader and mentor, his commitment to family was demonstrated in his planning, care, love and consideration for each one of them. Many family, friends and work colleagues have expressed how they will miss his calm, steady leadership and kind heart.
In addition to Nancy, Ted is survived by his children; Rick (Annie Brewster), Cathy, Julia (Tim Heidmann), and David; twelve grandchildren and one great grandson. Next summer we will gather with friends and family to celebrate a life well-lived.
Well done, thou good and gracious servant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to:
St. Paul Academy, 1712 Randolph Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St Paul, MN 55102
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, 690 Jackson St., St Paul, MN 55130