Jay Henry Theder
July 13, 1937 – November 10, 2020
Jay Henry Theder of Coppell, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 83. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, and uncle to those he has left behind. Jay was born in Owatonna, Minnesota to father Henry A. and mother Nellie (Dring) Theder on July 13, 1937. He was the youngest of three children. Jay graduated from Medford High School in Medford, Minnesota and attended college at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He entered the United States Air Force in January 1958. After pilot training, Jay flew F-86’s & B-52’s. He was released from active duty in May 1964. In 1965, Jay began his professional career with American Airlines. He was employed by American Airlines for 32 years, retiring at the age of 60 in 1997. Jay married Anne Sudinsky on February 26, 1987. They shared 33 years of marriage making a home together in Coppell, Texas. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, by his sisters Joan Amato and Bonnie Kern, by their husbands John Amato III and Donald Kern, and by his niece Susan Kern. He is survived by his wife Anne Theder, his daughters Denise Stark and Colette Everhard, six nephews, one niece, and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday for family only. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jay Henry Theder
November 20, 2020
I have wonderful memories of the times I spent with Jay—- his booming laugh; insistence on paying for everything wherever we went, Going to dallas cowboys football games (a true texan through and through) , and how sweet he was with my Sarah. I know how much he will be missed. Praying for all 🙏
November 16, 2020
My wife Jeannette and I attended Jay and Anne's wedding with my wife serving as Matron of Honor. We were fortunate to know Jay for those 33 + years and have many happy moments to remember with he and Anne. Jay was a die-hard Texan even though he was born in Minnesota. He always called me "one of those Yankees" from up north as I reminded him he was a transplanted northerner. Above all Jay was a friend and someone you could count on. I'll miss his gruff voice and hearty laugh. Jeannette and I offer our sincere condolences to Anne and the entire Theder family.