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.