Lawrence W. Tegeler

  • Born: October 30, 1928
  • Died: October 27, 2020
  • Location: Mount Carroll, Illinois

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Rock Falls, IL 61071

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Tribute & Message From The Family

MT. CARROLL – Lawrence W. Tegeler, age 91, died Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Allure Nursing Home in Mt. Carroll.
Lawrence was born on October 30, 1928 in Fenton the son of Martin and Winnie (Tervelt) Tegeler. He married Edna Mae Wiersema on February 24, 1950. She died July 18, 2020. He was educated in rural Bunker Hill School, Fenton. Lawrence farmed in the Whiteside and Carroll counties until 1975 when he began working for Omar Pitts Construction in Chadwick for 5 years. He was then self-employed in construction for 28 years. Lawrence was a former as well as charter member of Faith Reformed Church in Lanark. He was a former Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher, RCYF Youth Leader and Catechism teacher to all from Faith Reformed Church. Lawrence and Edna were also Foster Parents for many years.
Survivors include, one daughter, Laurinda K. (Rich) Ten Pas of Stockton; one son, Roger D. (Sue) Tegeler of Maynard, Iowa; one sister, Pauline Wherry of Sterling; four grandchildren, Pachia (Mark) Rice, Nicole (Jim) Tartaglia, Tabatha (Jesse) Osmundson and Joshua (Becky) Tegeler; eight great grandchildren, Payton Broshous, Elijah Rice, Piper Brown, Jameson Brown, Lydia Tegeler, Caleb Tegeler, William Osmundson and Jamie Osmundson; one great great grandchild, Hartlee Broshous.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Kate Ottens, Theresa VenHuizen, Ann Shaver, Bernice Tegeler; ten brothers, Ben, Clarence, Maynard, John, Kenneth, Louis, LeRoy, Henry, Marvin and Raymond Tegeler.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be mailed to Laurinda Ten Pas, 220 N. Main Street, Stockton, IL 61085 or Roger Tegeler, 270 Main Street East, Maynard, IA 50655. Memorial will go to Allure of Mt. Carroll and FHN Hospice of Freeport.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

October 30, 2020
RIP Dear Uncle Lawrence!! I will always treasure the many times I would stay at your home when you lived North Of Fulton. This was during the years 12-15. You were always teasing me and chasing me with buckets of water which you would pour over my head. Then you would just laugh and laugh. I was very fortunate to be one of your many nieces!!

Posted by Joyce Kimmel - Family   October 30, 2020

RIP Dear Uncle Lawrence!
I will always remember staying at your house when you lived North of Fulton. I was around 12-15 years when I would stay with you. And you were always chasing me down with a big bucket of water and you would poor it over my head. And then you would just laugh and laugh. You were the BEST Uncle Lawrence!
Much LOVE - your niece, Joyce!! As you would pronounce it Joy-cee'!!

Posted by Joyce Kimmel - Family   October 30, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the Tegeler family on the loss of both of your parents/grandparents. So many memories of them both when growing up and living in Mt.Carroll. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs, Bob and Sheila Wilkens

Posted by Sheila Wilkens - Fulton, IL - Family   October 29, 2020

Our sympathy to the family of Lawrence Tegeler.
We would see your mom and dad very often at my brother, Ken Wiersema, whom they had coffee with many mornings while they lived in Fulton.
Hold on to your precious memories!

Posted by Leon & Katherine (Wiersema) Groh - Fulton, IL - Family   October 29, 2020

You are in out thoughts and prayers, We have so many happy memories of time spent with you family. Sympathy to all.

Posted by Jerry and Linda Schlegel - Morrison,, IL - Friend   October 28, 2020