Ted Sutherland

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A celebration of life for Ted Sutherland, 76-year-old Buffalo resident, who passed away suddenly Tuesday, at his home in Buffalo will be held Saturday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m. 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 thirteen the family moved to Casper, Wyoming 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 Big Horn 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, 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 step-sons, Matt Kemerling of Sheridan, Justin Kemerling of Buffalo and Kelly Sutherland of Gillette; one brother Terry Sutherland of Worland; fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.