Ted Harold Winchell, 43, of Billings, passed away peacefully at St. Vincent HealthCare on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family.
The son of Ruth Brisbo, Ted was born in Havre, Mont ., on Jan. 31, 1971. Ted joined his large family taking his place as the baby. His childhood was spent in Havre where he is still known today as the guy with the spikey hair riding his BMX bike around town.
Ted moved to Billings to attend the College of Technology in automotive technology training. His love for bikes was too strong, and he began working in the bike shop at Scheels from 1996 to 2013. He enjoyed numerous hobbies including riding bikes, hunting, fishing, playing pool and darts, as well as camping with his family and friends. Ted's laugh will be remembered forever by all who knew him. His sense of humor was like no other, and he loved to recite any comedy skit word for word. He was a sweet man, very kind, most loving husband, father, son, brother, friend and "dad" to hundreds of "all his kids." He was very much loved and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Preceding Ted in death are his paternal grandmother, Carmaleta The Boy; maternal grandparents, Annie White Cow, William Brisbo; his father, Theodore "Smitty" The Boy; his special friend, Stephen Bearcrane-Cole; "sis," Tina Cochran.
Ted is survived by his mother, Ruth Brisbo; his wife of 20 years, Danni; daughter, Adrian; son, Michael; brothers, Doug, Roger, Douglas, Edward, Theodore and Adam; sisters, Linda, Judy, Susan, Sula, Suane, Shannon, Arleda, Wilma and Thelma; and his beloved dogs, Johnny Cash and Zoe.
Visitation for Ted was Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m ., Saturday from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m ., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A wake will begin at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, all at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Billings. Cremation will take place after the services, and his ashes will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel in Billings and memories may be shared with the family at http://www.dahlfuneralchapel.com.