Homestead-Donald Gene Teggatz was born August 7, 1937 near Homestead, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Olga (Schwarting) Teggatz. He was baptized on August 29, 1937 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and confirmed on May 13, 1951. He attended Immanuel Parochial School and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1955. Donald served in the United States Army from January 1957 - 1958. Donald was united in marriage to Shirley Alsager on September 24, 1960 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, Iowa. He was a life long farmer who also worked for Elmer Leonhardt, Amana Refrigeration and was a rural mail carrier in Oxford for 15 years. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church where he had served as a trustee. Donald enjoyed going to farm sales, collecting toy tractors, visiting with people - he never met a stranger! His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. Donald passed away on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at the age of 81.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley; four children, Darla ( Monte) Lehmkuhl of Williamsburg, Lowell Teggatz of Oxford, Douglas (Sherry) Teggatz of Rock Island, Illinois and Wendy (Craig) Lohmann of Cedar Falls; 10 grandchildren, Christian Lehmkuhl, Jacob Lehmkuhl, Ethan Lohmann, Sarah Lohmann, Caleb Lohmann, Natalie Lohmann, Nicholas Lohmann, Anna ( Zachary) Campbell, Joshua Teggatz and Erin Teggatz; a brother, Ralph (Lois) Teggatz of Waterloo and three sisters, Nancy Van Dee of Oxford, Janice (Gordon) Goldsmith of Seward, Nebraska, Kathy ( Gerald "Bub") Stockman of Oxford and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Ronald Van Dee and step-father, Lothar Huedepohl.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church rural Williamsburg. Pastor Richard Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established for the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.