Herman ‘Ted’ Theodore Schassberger ’50 of Bend, Ore., died August 22, 2010. In 1923, Ted’s family moved from Germany to New York, where he was born in 1925. After his mother’s death, Ted’s father brought his sister and him back to Germany so grandparents could raise them. In 1935, his stepmother took him to Yonkers, N.Y. After graduating high school, he joined the Air Corps as a second lieutenant. Ted attended Mines and earned a professional degree in geological engineering, before joining the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver and later working for Climax Mining in Climax, Colo. After he married Ruth Karvelis Wells in 1954, the couple moved to Lakewood, and he worked for Amax, which had taken over Climax. He later became the manager of the Western Exploration division of the company and traveled around the U.S. and the world in search of mining properties. The couple retired to Bend, Ore., in 1985; in their new home, Ted enjoyed working on their land and gardening. He is survived by his wife; their daughter, Lisa Druckenmiller; son, Kenton; one granddaughter; and sister, Helena Hartig.