- Theodore C. Hein ** USS Hope AH - 7

Theodore C. Hein

November 6, 1918 - April 27, 2001

Source: Muster Roll - December 19, 1944

Source: Find A Grave

THEODORE "TED" HEIN was born on November 16, 1918, in Popple Creek, Minn., to the Reverend and Mrs. Berthold Hein. Ted attended St. Cloud Teacher's College and enjoyed photography as a hobby.

He entered Officer's Training School at Fort Benning, Ga., then served in World War II in the U.S. Army Infantry as a first lieutenant. Wounded both in New Guinea and in the Philippines, he recovered in New Zealand, where he met his future wife, Annes. Four years later, they were married and came to the United States.

Ted and Annes started their family and settled in Florida. Ted spent 25 years teaching high school in Flagler County. He was a well-known photographer who chronicled weddings, funerals, rodeos and many community events over a 44-year span.

Ted and Annes opened "The Photo Shop" in 1971 in Flagler Beach as an extension of Ted's passion for photography. Ted retired from teaching in 1981 and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. After his retirement from the USPS, he returned to photography.

He was a charter member of DAV Jim Booe Chapter 86, a devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Holly Hill, member of the Red Arrow 32nd Division Veterans Association and a devoted father and husband.

Ted is predeceased by his wife, Annes; parents, Berthold and Anna Hein; brother, George; and two sons, Christopher and Kelly. He is survived by his daughters, Viki Smith, Bel Aire, Md., her husband, Doug, and their two sons, Ashley and Cameron, and Thea HeinĀ­Mathen, Flagler Beach, her husband, David, and son, Jaii Hein, Daytona Beach.