Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth Dies at 77

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of County Commissioner Ted Bearth this morning, March 10, 2016.

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Commissioner Bearth was first elected to the County Board in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014.  Commissioner Bearth was elected Chair of the County Board in 2016. Commissioner Bearth represented the Second District of Washington County.

Ted’s family is making funeral arrangements.  His obituary, along with information on visitation and funeral services will be available on the Maple Oaks Funeral Home website at http://mapleoaksfuneralhome.com/.

Commissioner Bearth was first elected to the Oakdale City Council in 1974, and spent 26 years as either a city council member or mayor.

He was very active in the annual Oakdale Summerfest celebrations. He was a founder of the Oakdale Athletic Association, where he coached for 13 years, and had been involved with School District 622, where he served on the foundation board and the Community Education Advisory Board. He was involved with the Oakdale Veterans Memorial Committee and the Maplewood-Oakdale Lions Club.

He was a Marine veteran and retired from American Can in St. Paul, where he worked for 34 years.

“The thoughts of the county board members and county employees are with the family of Commissioner Bearth,” said Commissioner Fran Miron, vice chair of the County Board. “While his time representing District 2 was relatively short, he had a tremendous impact on the organization and a lot has been accomplished under his leadership.”

Ted was a dedicated commissioner and thoroughly enjoyed being a public servant. He will be greatly missed by family and friends as well as all Washington County employees.

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