Theodore “Ted” Joseph Dobbertin, 55, 5259 Fairview Drive, Stevens Point, former manager of the Manufacturers Mall and Rainbow Falls Water Park in Plover, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jensen & Jinsky Funeral Home in Plover with Sister Mary Ann Stoltz officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A gun salute and military rites will conclude services Saturday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Mr. Dobbertin was born Dec. 9, 1944, in Milwaukee, a son of Theodore Dobbertin and the late Eleanore (Wilburth) Dobbertin. He attended Milwaukee schools and studied for the Lutheran ministry for one year.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was married to Marilyn Knitter in 1965. That marriage ended in divorce.
He was married to Lisa Deden on Jan. 18, 1992, in Bullhead City, Ariz.
He managed the Plover Mall and the Rainbow Falls Water Park for 14 years. Prior to that, he worked for Skippy Enterprises in building the mall and water park. He retired at Christmastime in 1998.
Mr. Dobbertin was instrumental in locating the Korean War Memorial in Plover, serving as a liaison for the Korean War veterans. He was a member of Salute to Veterans, Polish Heritage Awareness Society, Drug Free America, 82nd Airborne, Central Wisconsin Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Stevens Point Elks Club and several village of Plover committees. He was also named Elk of the Year.
Survivors include his wife, Stevens Point; one daughter, Tammy (Brian) Rasmussen, Stevens Point; two sons, Donald, Tulsa, Okla., and Troy (Yvonne), Plover; four brothers, Robert (Janet), Jackson, Chester (Kathy), Green Bay, and Benjamin (Holly) and Ray, both of Milwaukee; two sisters, Christine (Stephen) Burbank and Grace Dobbertin, both of Germantown; and six grandchildren and great-grandchildren.