Cedar Rapids-Dr. Stanley David Teggatz formerly of Williamsburg, passed away April 16, 2019 with his family at his side.
He was born August 22nd, 1946, the son of Alvin and Elsie Lorenz Teggatz. He attended grammar school at Immanuel Lutheran school, rural Williamsburg. In 1964 he graduated from Williamsburg High School as valedictorian of his class. In 1968 he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Farm Operations and was united in marriage to Beth Schaefer at St. John's Lutheran church at Homestead. In 1972 he graduated from ISU Veterinary College and was inducted into Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Dr. Teggatz practiced in Britt, Iowa for one year. In 1973 he returned to his home town and opened the Teggatz Animal Hospital in the basement of his house, with his wife as vet tech and mother of two small sons. In 1975 he formed a very enjoyable partnership with two existing older solo practitioners in town, Dr. D.T. White and Dr. J.E. Riggenbach. In 1978 he established the Veterinary Medical Center and built his clinic north of Williamsburg and began to hire and mentor ambitious new ISU graduates. He took great pride in seeing the practice grow to become one of the largest in eastern Iowa. Dr. Teggatz retired in 2001. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. The last fifteen years were filled with many different trips with the grandchildren and attending their activities. He spent a great deal of time fishing with his grandchildren and showing them all how to hunt mushrooms as well as small game and pheasant. Dr. Teggatz was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his annual fishing trips to Canada with his sons and friends; and numerous trips to North Dakota to duck hunt. Dr. Teggatz was active in his community as a former Iowa County Board of Health member and Williamsburg School Board member. He was a former board member of the Eastern Iowa Veterinary Association, and an IVMA and AVMA member. He also received several county conservation awards for his farming practices. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. He was a forty-five year member of the Williamsburg Lions Club and charter member of the Williamsburg Ruritan Club. Dr. Teggatz was an avid Cyclone fan and enjoyed ribbing his Hawkeye friends when he could.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beth; his three sons Dr. Chris Teggatz and wife Dr. Tanya Teggatz of Cedar Rapids, Dr. Curt Teggatz and his wife Dr. Susan Teggatz of Carroll, and Chad Teggatz of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: Emma, Anna, Katie, and John Teggatz of Cedar Rapids and Charlie, Will, and Jack Teggatz of Carroll; his sister-in-law Dr. Mary Fast and husband Doug Fast, Omaha; niece Cara Estes and husband Commander Adam Estes and their children Aaron, Henry and Charlie, all of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and nephew Elliot Fast of Omaha. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Alvin and Elsie Teggatz; and his special four-legged hunting friends: Major, Chelsea, Toby, and Ellie Mae.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2978 225th Street, Williamsburg, Iowa. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home, 407 North Highland Street, Williamsburg. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, or to the Williamsburg Lions Club Leader Dog Program. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
The family is extremely grateful to Dr. Tim Momany of Amana and Dr. C. Ghosh and the entire staff of the Ghosh Clinic of Cedar Rapids for their outstanding medical care and compassion. The family is also thankful for the nursing care given by Debbie Ridder, R.N.. In addition, the family wishes to thank the entire staff of the Dennis and Donna Oldorf House of Hiawatha for their care during the last four days of life.
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I remember attending Immanuel Lutheran School with Stanley . Special memories of grade school. Bethann was a classmate at Williamsburg High School class of 1965. My deepest sympathy to the family. Marlene Hudepohl Burns
Stan and the Teggatz family took us under their wing when we moved to Williamsburg in 1983. The Gerrish family sends our sincere sympathies to Beth, Chris, Kurt, Chad and their families. Thank you for being our friends. We will miss Stan. Love the dog mentions in the obit. The Gerrish Family
Thinking of you during this difficult time. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
With prayers and sympathy,
Maggie Stoner (Jim & Mary Possehl’s daughter)
Beth and family, we send our sincere sympathies on the passing of Stan. May the many memories you shared together bring you comfort during this difficult time. Jim and Nancy Piersol
Rachele and Doehrmann Family
Curt and family, I felt compelled to say something about your dad on behalf of the Doehrmann family....as you probably know your dad grew up across the gravel road from my grandpa rons mom and dads....which meant he was over at the doehrmanns probably as much as he was at home and im sure my great grandparents loved it that way....he was loved and pretty much adopted as one of their own....at holiday dinners i would watch my grandparents eyes light up with joy when he would arrive their hearts pounding with love and their ego gleaming with pride that they considered him part of the family....so i wanted you and beth and chris and chad to know that we are grieving your loss and that you are in our thoughts...our prayers....and our hearts....many loved and adored stan whether it was as a vet....a friend.....a family member....it was all for the same reason...he was a kind....generous....caring...and loving man who will be missed by many.....
Beth and family-Our thoughts and prays go out to you all. Ken roomed in the same home (Mrs. Robinson's) as Stan( a.k.a. the three vets) during college years at Iowa State. Many fond memories.
Beth & Family, I have so many wonderful memories of Stan from working with him throughout my many years at the Iowa County FSA Office. He was always quick to answer his phone when he was on vacation somewhere warm & we were in the midst of a brutal Iowa winter or fishing on the lake with his “buddies” on a beautiful day while I had to be in the office working. “You really should retire it’s the BEST thing ever!” And the stories he would share about his grandkids ❤️ I’ll always enjoy all those memories Stan and I know your family will love the memories they have too! Heaven got a beautiful angel. Until we meet again. Love, Ann
Our deepest sympathy to you Beth and your family. Stan was an amazing man. Got to know him several years ago and he was our Vet for many many years until he retired. He never forgot who a person was and would always have time to stop and chat. Robert and Carolyn kelley
My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you, Beth, and your family. I have happy memories of growing up with the extended Teggatz family and especially "2nd Christmas night" at Grandma and Grandpa Teggatzs'. Stanley was always so much fun and so humorous. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Much love, Lorelee Teggatz Brandman
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved that man. One day he stopped at the shop, stuck his head in the door and ask if Arlyn was there; he wasn`t, he said I had a joke to tell him so I`ll just tell you. Much love, Arlyn & Louise Wade
My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of your loss. May the Lord give you Peace. 🌈
Teggatz Family -So sorry to learn of Stan's passing. We send our sympathy, love, and prayers to all at this time of sorrow. Always hold onto the memories and happy times had with Stan. I'll never forget the first time I met Stan at the farm, he said to Bob "That isn't the same woman I saw you with last week"'.
Bob & Phyllis Hicks
Dear Beth and family, Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. And thank you so much for you and Stan having me for a wonderful visit a few weeks ago at your home. I son enjoyed the visit of childhood memories and the photos we looked at from years ago of growing up as neighborhood family. Even though Stan was a cousin, he felt so much more like the brother I never had. I miss him and wished that I would have gotten together with him so much more. Our prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. I know he would want it to be a joyful celebration of his life's accomplishments, as he was such a wonderful inspiration to many and a great friend to everyone. God bless and comfort you and your family as we celebrate Stan's life. Gordon & Kathy von Ahsen (Harlan, Iowa)
Birthday party in 1950 with Stanley Teggatz, Gary Schwarting, Marcia Baack, and Duane Madoerin
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