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Ted Herbold stands at the bar of Sweet Fanny's, a restaurant and bar on Historic Fourth Street in Sioux City. The restaurant featured a WWII-era decor.  The former Sweet Fanny's space is today occupied by SoHo Kitchen & Bar. 

SIOUX CITY -- Longtime Sioux City businessman Theodore LeRoy "Ted" Herbold, 69, died Wednesday at a local hospital. 

Herbold ran Theo's Steakhouse & Lounge, a popular restaurant just east of Sioux City along Highway 20, from 1976 until he sold it in 2009. Diners from around the region flocked to the rural setting for Theo's prime rib, steaks and other entrees that included pork, chicken and seafood, in addition to a large salad bar. 

Theo's Steakhouse

Ending a successful 33-year run, Ted Herbold has sold his Theo's Steakhouse & Lounge. Rich and Kim Luze have purchased the popular restaurant, located just east of Sioux City along U.S. Highway 20. The restaurant is temporarily closed for remodeling. It's expected to reopen around Dec. 29, 2009 under the new name, "LuWe."

He later operated Sweet Fanny's, restaurant and pub at the corner of Historic Fourth and Court streets in downtown Sioux City. Sweet Fanny's featured World War II-era decor, a theme inspired by Herbold's father and son, who were both pilots. The former Sweet Fanny's space is today occupied by SoHo Kitchen & Bar. 

After leaving the restaurant business, Herbold got into the environment business as co-owner of Sioux City-based Enviro ESI. The company pitched its technology to the city as a cost-effective way to eliminate the hydrogen sulfide smell from the city’s wastewater treatment plant. 

Herbold was born July 1, 1949 to Shirley and Bob Herbold. He married Marjorie Herbold Aug. 11, 1972, at Yankton, S.D., and the couple had two children. Marjorie Herbold died suddenly in July 2005. 

Visitation for Ted Herbold will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 Morningside Lutheran Church with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 13 with Rev. Darrin Vick officiating and military honors offered by the Iowa Army National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, Herbold's family has requested memorials be offered to Abu Bekr Shrine. 

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