Theodore Frank-Henry Egleston

January 3, 1939February 3, 2019

Theodore “Ted” Egleston died Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at home in Lansing Michigan. He lived a rich and storied life. Ted was born in Lansing Michigan on January 3, 1939, son of Mildred and Frank Egleston. He attended Eastern High School, graduating in 1956. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. One of his greatest joys was an annual fishing trip to Orr Minnesota. He loved cats and dogs and had many over the years. He read voraciously and had extensive knowledge of World War II history in particular; an interest he developed from his uncles who served and whom he deeply admired. He started every day solving crossword puzzles. His hobby in his younger years was building and flying model airplanes of which he had many. He was a successful business man, both as a small business owner and as an employee, traveling the world for the Bliss Corporation designing, selling, and servicing presses. Ted was loved and admired by those who knew him, a family man, mentor, teacher, confidant, and friend. He was generous with his knowledge, teaching generation after generation of fishermen. He always gave of himself and of what he had to others, particularly to those in need. He lived in Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Indiana but he was always home in the company of friends and family. He loved to visit, tell a tale and share a hearty laugh. Always a great story teller, you could spend an evening playing cribbage or Euchre together and travel to countries from Mexico to Brazil to Korea to China and never leave your seat. Measured by those he loved and those who loved him, he was a very wealthy man. Ted lived a rich and storied life, a life well lived. Ted was preceded in death by his mother, father, step father Ansel Wells, and Linda Egleston. He is survived by his brothers, Garland (Joann Lance) Wells, Wayne (Nancy) Wells, and Sister Chloe (Jim) Ostrowski, Cousin Wilma Akright, Wife Connie Egleston, Daughters Sharon (Ken) Goodfellow, Sandra Egleston, Sons Scott (Michelle) Egleston, Steve (Colleen) Egleston, Step Daughter Heather Honey, Grandchildren Jeremy (Heather) Coffman, Justin (Kelsey) Salisbury, Jessica (Tim) Rudnitzki, Jordan Salisbury, Julia Salisbury, Theodore Rosenberg, Haley Rosenberg, Sam Egleston, Molly Egleston, and Alexander Egleston, Step Grandchildren Nic (Vicki) Goodfellow, Ethan Goodfellow, Ashby Kricheldorf, Brooks Kricheldorf, 18 Great Grandchildren, and many dear lifelong friends. The family will be receiving friends Saturday April 27th, 2019 from 12PM‐3PM at Crossroads Church, 102 W Cesar E Chavez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906. In lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.


27 April

Celebration Of Life

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Crossroads Church

102 W Cesar E Chavez Ave
Lansing, MI 48906


Theodore Frank-Henry Egleston

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Douglas Miller

February 10, 2019

The passing of a great friend like Ted Egleston is a strong reminder that our journey through this world is short.
But two of God's greatest gifts are friends and family. And although the Miller family is deeply saddened we are at the same time filled with wonderful memories.
" Uncle Ted " will forever live in each of our hearts. May God Bless until we meet again.

Joe Medgyessy

February 10, 2019

This morning I thought of you and wanted to come sit and chat. I’ll miss our conversations, both the serious and goofy ones.

I hope you know every time I stole Sharon's phone to text you it was truly just because I missed you; antagonizing Sharon was just an added bonus. 😉

I’ll miss you, my friend. Thanks for raising such an awesome family for me to be friends with.

Love ya Ted.

Ron Bliss

February 9, 2019

"Big Brother" who referred to himself as "Big Bother". Saint Ted to me for the role he played in my fatherless young life. My heartfelt thanks to my friend who meant so much. Equal thanks to Connie who, now that Ted is gone, is my longest standing friend and a human treasure in her own right.

Sincere condolences to all of the family and friends who were touched by St. Ted's life and love.

Ken Goodfellow

February 7, 2019

I would like to give our love and thanks to our wonderful neighbors and friends Marie, Craig, and Jack Moreland who alwasy held a special place in Teds heart. I would also like to give thanks to Josie, Jen J, Lil Joe, Jesse and MJ, Pete and Carl for the love, kindness and friendship they all showed toward Ted.