Theodore “Ted” Dexter Veliquette passed away July 26, 2020 in Spring Hill, Florida. Ted was born June 2, 1926 in Kewadin to Nelson and Lucille (Goodman) Veliquette.
Ted was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the later part of WWII in the Pacific Theater.
He married Barbara Patrick on October 28, 1944 and after moving back to Kewadin in 1966 from the Ann Arbor area, Ted developed Kewadin Kove Marina. Then moving a quarter mile east, Ted developed Harbor Lights Marina. In the 1980s, Ted began developing the Ancient Mariner Drydock Condo Storage units with two sites in Elk Rapids and one in Kewadin.
Ted was a very loving family man, always doing anything he could to help family members. He spent the past several years caring for his wife of 75 years.
Ted is survived by his wife, Barbara (Patrick) Veliquette, daughters Sherry Veliquette, Valerie (Dave) Salenski, and sons Ted Veliquette, Max Veliquette and Joshua Veliquette, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding Ted in death were his brother Beverly Veliquette, sister Marylou (Veliquette) Martin, and daughter Debra (Veliquette) Villas.
Cremation has taken place. No services are planned, per his request.
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