A celebration of life for Ted Sutherland, 76-year-old Buffalo resident, who passed away suddenly Jan. 14 at his home in Buffalo, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Moose Lodge in Buffalo, with Pastor Tom Saur officiating. Donations in Ted’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.
Ted L. Sutherland was born on June 4, 1943, in Bemidji, Minnesota, to Claude and Mary Sutherland. He went to grade school and junior high in Bemidji, and when he was 13, the family moved to Casper, where he graduated from Natrona County High School with the class of 1961. After high school, he sold industrial supplies and later heavy equipment for H.W. Moore Equipment. In 1981, he moved to Gillette and managed Fairmont Supply Co.
In 1994, he moved to Buffalo, where he owned and operated Mountain Auto Supply, the NAPA Auto Parts Store. He was married on April 10, 1999, at Meadowlark Lodge in the Bighorn Mountains to Vicki Kemerling, and they made their home in Buffalo. Ted continued to live in Buffalo and operate Mountain Auto Supply until his death.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Buffalo, and he loved riding his Harley and driving his rebuilt Classic 1951 F-1 pickup.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Sutherland of Buffalo; one son, Scott Sutherland of Gillette; one daughter, Tedi Sutherland, also of Gillette; three stepsons, Matt Kemerling of Sheridan, Justin Kemerling of Buffalo and Kelly Sutherland of Gillette; one brother, Terry Sutherland of Worland; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.