Obituaries

Duane V. Tegtmeier

Sep 25, 2017
Tegtmeier, Duane

Services

Memorial Services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Kearns Funeral Service - Kimball Chapel

Visitation

One hour prior to services at the funeral home

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family; a memorial fund will be established

Biography

Duane V. Tegtmeier, 83, of Shell Rock, died at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital, on September 25, 2017 of natural causes.

Duane was born on February 9, 1934 in Tripoli, Iowa, son of Louis & Carrie (Weihe) Tegtmeier.

He graduated from Cedar Falls High School. He served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1957.

Duane married Rosemary Alice Parks, September 5, 1953 in Cedar Rapids.

Duane worked as a Lift Truck Mechanic in Department 7C, at John Deere Co. for 30 years until retiring on October 12, 1990.

He was member of AMVETS Post 49, in Cedar Falls.

Survived by: three sons, Allen (Debra) Tegtmeier of Plattsmouth, NE, David (Tami) Tegtmeier of Cedar Rapids, and John (Robyn) Tegtmeier of Waterloo; two daughters, Sue (Ed) Baethke of Waterloo, and Diane Tegtmeier of Cedar Falls; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife; five brothers, Alois, Leo, Don, Dean, and Marvin Tegtmeier and two sisters, Rubye Fletcher and Vera Hardwick.

The family would like to thank the staff at UnityPoint Health – Allen hospital for the extraordinary care given to Duane.


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  1. Cindy Melick Johnson | Nov 07, 2017

    Sue - so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.


  2. Denise Group | Nov 07, 2017
    Sue, so sorry to hear about the death of your dad.  May God's peace embrace, especially during this first holiday season.  Peace be with you.
  3. Bobbi | Oct 01, 2017

    Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss; along with the pain come many questions; Job in the  Bible asked, "If a man dies, can he live again"? Job 14:14, 15. The answer is yes! We can have the hope of seeing our loved ones again, right here on the earth.( Psalms 37:11,29.) Please accept my deepest sympathies

  4. Mary Smith | Sep 26, 2017
    So sorry for the loss of your father.  He was truly loved. 

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