Ervin Edwin TegelerSeptember 6, 1926 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 92)
Memorial services for Ervin E. Tegeler, 92, of Battle Creek will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, Battle Creek. Burial will be in the parish Cemetery, Battle Creek. Military rites will be by the United States Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post 75. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Steffen Mortuary, Battle Creek is in charge of arrangements.
Ervin died Thursday, august 15, 2019 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Ervin was born September 6, 1926 to Edwin and Mary (Eyl) Tegeler at Meadow Grove, NE. He was baptized September 26, 1926 and confirmed May 5, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church, Battle Creek.
Ervin grew up in Battle Creek and attended Battle Creek schools. Ervin married Verona Geyer on August 23, 1949 at St. John Lutheran Church. He farmed until 1956, when they moved to Norfolk. While in Norfolk he worked for the State Hospital and Gerhold Concrete. They moved back to Battle Creek in 1961 and bought the infamous Teg’s Keg with his brother Gene. After Many years they sold the bar and Erv and Verona moved to Denver, CO, where he was caretaker for the Charles Gates Estate for 10 years. In 1987 they moved back to Battle Creek and Erv opened Teg’s Upholstery, retiring in 1998.
Erv is survived by his wife Verona of Norfolk, their daughter Kathy (Gene) Humphrey of Battle Creek, son Terry Tegeler (Larry Boss) of Casa Grande, AZ, grandchildren Amy (Preston) Boeh, Travis (Mandy) Humphrey, Chad (Valissa) Tegeler, all of Battle Creek, 4 great-grandchildren, a brother Richard (Carol) Tegeler, and 2 sisters Alice Bottorff and JoAnn (Ken) Boyer all of Norfolk.
Erv preceded in death by his parents, 2 great-grandchildren in infancy, Quin and Sydney Boeh, 5 brothers and a sister.