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Theodore Glen "Ted" Courter

April 2, 1972 — July 13, 2022


     Theodore Glen "Ted" Courter, age 50, of  DeWitt, MI, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in his home surrounded by his family.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Nativity of the Lord Parish, Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Louis, MI, at 11:00 A.M.  on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, with Rev. Fr. Paul Werley officiating.  Mass will be livestreamed  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis. Visitation will be held 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis with a vigil service at 7:00 P.M.

     Theodore was born in Alma, Michigan on April 2, 1972, the son of Theodore G. Courter and Esther Lynnie (Davidson) Morris. He graduated from Alma High School with the class of 1990. Ted proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He was a corrections officer in Jackson and St. Louis. His proudest role was being a stay-at-home Dad.

     Ted was known to be over the top in everything he did. He loved his family. He was passionate about hosting family events and food: cooking, baking, smoking, and grilling! He was an avid part of the gaming community and had developed many long-term friendships. He enjoyed his many "projects" including woodworking, gardening, and farming. Ted cared deeply for all his children and taught them many life skills.  He spent many hours hunting with Tanner.

     Ted was a courageous man with integrity and a big heart.

     Ted had a reputation of being a jokester, pulling pranks and bringing humor into the darkest times of life. The family has created an email for family and friends to share their stories, pictures, videos - They look forward to hearing your memories!

     Ted is survived by his mother Esther Morris, father Theodore Courter, 4 children: Audrey Hyndman, Amber (Molly Finstad) Courter, Monica Courter, and Tanner Courter; granddaughter Juniper Moon, and the mother of his children Julie Courter, sisters: Tammy (Randy) Warren, and Robin (Derrick) Walkington, and many nieces and nephews.

     Ted was preceded in death by his step-father Homer Morris, grandparents: George and Bertha Davidson and Glen and Ruth Courter; 4 uncles: Donnie Courter, Bill Courter, Earl Davidson, and Maynard Strong; and cousin Billy Courter.

     Memorials may be made to the family to help cover final expenses at Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Nativity of the Lord Parish, Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Church

605 S. Franklin St., St. Louis, MI 48880

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