Theodore W. “Ted” Riviers, age 83, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, 2013, at Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls where he has been a resident for the past seven days.

He was born Nov. 7, 1929 in Sheboygan, Wis., a son of the late John and Emmadora (Carter) Riviers.

He graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1947 and attended Lakeland College and DeVry Technical School earning his C.E.T in electronics.

He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1948-49.

On Oct. 21, 1950, he married Joyce Fasse at Saron United Church of Christ in Sheboygan Falls.

He was a Cub Scout in his early days and was a leader for many years.

He owned and operated Riviers Radio & TV Sales & Service in Sheboygan Falls for over 35 years retiring in 1989. He then worked for System Services repairing highspeed copy machines and duplicators for over 10 years.

He was a member of Saron United Church of Christ in Sheboygan Falls serving as treasurer for many years and elder of the church.

Ted was a collector of antique radios, TVs, cars and clocks. He loved to listen to classic gospel music.

He was president/secretary of the N.E.W. Corvair Club and president/treasurer of WESA Electronic Association.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce of Sheboygan Falls; one son, Daniel (Carla) Riviers of Sheboygan Falls; two grandchildren, Lisa Mehan of Sheboygan Falls and Brian Behr of Manitowoc; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Mehan; one son-in-law, Ron Roethel of Port Washington; one sister, Betty Sabo of Idaho; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Feldmann of Sheboygan Falls and Audrey Laack of Johnsonville and one brother-in-law, William (June) Fasse of Florida; and also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Wanda Jean Riviers and Karen Ann Roethel; father- and mother-in-law, Clarence and Wanda Fasse and four brothers in-law: William Laack, Raymond Boll, Warren Feldmann and Ernie Sabo.

Funeral services were held Thursday evening, Sept. 26, at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Lay Minister Beth Petzke of Saron United Church of Christ officiated. Burial took place in the Saron U.C.C. Cemetery.

A memorial fund is being established in Ted’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to the staff at St. Nicholas Hospital, 5th floor, St. Nicholas Home Health and Hospice, Pine Haven Nursing Home and Dr. Bettag and Dr. Barnes, Dr. Bovi and Froedtert Hospital staff for all your care and compassion given to Ted.

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