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Theodore "Teddy" Dowdle

March 16, 2000 — May 4, 2022

Theodore “Teddy” Dowdle, age 22 of Cottage Grove passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2022, doing the things he loved, spending time with the people he loved the most.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 with visitation starting at 9:30 am at The Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th Street S., Cottage Grove.  Visitation will be 4-7 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove.  Interment will be at Newport Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations will be directed to pediatric heart care.

Teddy was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Craig and Emily Dowdle on March 16, 2000.  He grew up in Cottage Grove and graduated from East Ridge High School in 2018.  Teddy went on to complete his degree at Dakota County Technical College in Electrical Construction and Maintenance.  It was a career that he was really excelling in and was currently employed at Up North Plastics in Cottage Grove.

He was a loyal fan of Minnesota sports, taking the ups with the downs.  Teddy only started hunting a few years ago but loved every opportunity to take “Chester” out to fire some shots.  He had an easy-going personality with a great sense of humor.  Teddy enjoyed his dogs, going fishing, pick-up basketball games and trying his luck with pull tabs and at the casino.  He was someone who could fix just about anything, but occasionally pulled some “Dennis The Menace” moves, which kept life interesting.  Beyond anything in his life, his family was number one and he made a huge impact in their lives.

He is survived by his parents Craig and Emily; brother Carter (fiancé Courtney); sister Olivia; special cousin Zach; grandma Jane Schmidt as well as his aunts and uncles, Shane, Ken and Doug Schmidt, Jennifer (Dan) Bennett, Angela Schmidt, Abby (Tony) Parsons, Dawn Dowdle and Judie (Mike Whichello) Dowdle and numerous cousins.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents Larry and Liane Dowdle and Ted Schmidt as well as his uncle Dean Dowdle.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Teddy's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11:00 am.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home & Cremation Service- SPP

1201 Portland Ave, St. Paul Park, MN 55071

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Hastings Avenue and 65th Street S.

, Newport, MN 55055

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