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Ted Ferguson

Ted Ferguson Lawrence F. “Ted” Ferguson, age 103, a longtime St. George resident, died October 25, 2018, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

He was born June 26, 1915, in Smith County, Kansas, the son of John A. and Ollie (Williams) Ferguson.

Ted’s mother died when he was 8 years old and he later lived with his sister Christine Bock’s family. He moved to the Manhattan area in December of 1936.

Ted worked as a farm hand, truck driver, mechanic and salesman at Schmedemann Implement and International dealership before becoming a lifetime farmer and rancher in the St. George area.

Ted served in the United States Army as a Tech Sergeant with the 989th Engineers Treadway Bridge Co. and had served in Normandy, Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal, EAME Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and the American Theater Ribbon.

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He loved to talk with his friends at the Sale Barn, Vista and the Kreem Kup.

On December 28, 1942, in Manhattan, he was married to Lucille Hofman. Lucille preceded him in death on April 12, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his four siblings: Jay and Harold Ferguson, Christine Bock and Pauline Aldrich.

Ted is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; friends and his neighbors and friends Tom & Lisa Greening.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 2nd, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Leslye Haller officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas 4-H Foundation for Rock Springs Ranch or St. George United Methodist Church . Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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