In Loving Memory

Theodore Paul “Ted” Mutanen, d. January 10, 2015



In Loving Memory

March 20, 1939 – January 10, 2015


Theodore Paul “Ted” Mutanen, 75, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Fairhope. He served in the United States Army and worked at IUOE, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139. He was an inventor and enjoyed landscaping on “the old homestead” in northern Wisconsin but most of all, flying his plane was the love of his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, M. Judith Mutanen of Fairhope, AL; daughters, Paula Mutanen Gilbertson of Superior, Wisconsin and Angela Valigurskiy of Brown Deer, Wisconsin; son, Jonathan Mutanen of Whitewater, Wisconsin; sister, Betty Schlesing; grandchildren, Alexis Gilbertson, Nicholas Gilbertson, Calvin Lauwasser, Max Lauwasser and Nikolay Valigurskiy and many other relatives and friends.

Services for Ted will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, USA National Office, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL, 60606. Notes of condolence may be expressed at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.


  1. Dale and Betsan West

    We remember the family from happier times in the past, and you have been in our thoughts a lot. Ted was a true gentleman and genuinely nice man. I appreciated the airplane rides with him. Best wishes for the future for all of you..

    Dale and Betsan

  2. conrad & Jacky Hannula

    Thinking of our years all through school and after. we will never forget our great interesting adventures
    Ted was special guy. we will never forget those years we spent with him. we the family well
    Jacky & Conrad

    • Angela Mutanen Valigurskiy

      Hello, I am Ted’s daughter
      Please contact me with your memories of dad. I appreciate this. TY, Angela…[email protected]

  3. Dawn Gaylord

    Dear Judy and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear the news of Ted’s passing. My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. I pray that God will make His presence known to you in a way that is greater than anything you have ever experienced before. God is truly the One who gives peace that passes all understanding!
    I have many fond memories of the time that my family spent with yours, and I miss all of you!

    With love,

  4. sorvari family

    we are so sorry for your loss. Ted was a wonderful loving caring man. he will truly be missed.
    with our sympathy
    the Sorvari family

  5. Judith Stark

    i know how you must miss him. I have so many childhood memories of him. Praise the LORD you will see him again!!

  6. Cherry Kaboskey

    Pat and I send our love and sympathy. God bless you with peace and comfort, We know some things are inevitable in this life but we are never prepared when we lose a loved one. Ted was funny and kind. He was so helpful to us in some difficult tunes when we needed help with the car and the sink. We remember fondly the good times we shared. You are prayed for and loved. Cherry & Pat K.


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