Theodore A. (Ted) Wilson, 88, died at home on Feb. 21, 2024. He was born in Elgin, Illinois.

He earned his Bachelors in Engineering Physics and his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering at Cornell University.

In 1964, Ted joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota and remained a valuable professor and researcher for 38 years.

He was an early worker in biomedical engineering, and for most of his career his research focused on respiratory physiology. He collaborated with physiologists, many at the Mayo Clinic, in developing mathematical models for the mechanics of respiration.

Ted wrote more than 100 research papers and became an authority in his field, which resulted in his book, Respiratory Mechanics, in 2016.

Ted is survived by his children Rosalind Elstrom, Alexander Wilson (Jeanne), Margaret Wilson (Joseph), and Emily Hall (Tucker); ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Minneapolis. A memorial gathering is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. or June 22 at 1666 Coffman Street, Falcon Heights.

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