Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bill Junior Leaves Us Behind


My father, William J Tegeder Jr died this evening at 7:15pm. Thankfully, after a two year battle with numerous ailments that left him wreaked with pain, the end came. My wife Kathleen and I had just left the hospice facility when my brother Mike called to give us the news. A World War II veteran, he survived the D Day landing at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium. He lived 88 years and did the best he could to live the post war American dream. Besides being survived by Kathleen and me, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary and sons Mike and Tom (Dorothy) along with his daughter Kathryn (Keith) and granddaughters Megan and Alison. Bill is also survived by an older brother Roy and a younger sister, Mary Catherine and many nieces and nephews. He was the youngest of five boys who grew up in Northeast Minneapolis. The picture is of Bill along with Mary during happier times.

7 comments:

Dan Cleary said...

Very sad news. My condolences go out to you and your family.

Catching-Up said...

Sad news. If you need anything let me know!!
My condolences go out to you and your family

Frye said...

Sorry to hear Jay. Best wishes to you and the family.

Anonymous said...

Jay, I so sorry to hear you lost you Dad. I know he was having a rough time.

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Jay Tegeder said...

Thanks for the kind wishes everyone!

My father will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Jay, I so sorry to hear of you loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Rae Stimler Bordua said...

My sincere sympathies to you and your family upon the death of your father.