TETZLOFF Reverend Loy Robin Tetzloff, 77, of Bolingbrook, Illinois and a former long-time resident of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully November 24, 2012 in Plainfield, IL. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at FULLERTON HAGE FUNERAL HOME, 401 Blunt St, Charles City, Iowa. Dr. Forrest Cornelius of First Congregational Church, Charles City, will officiate. Visitation will be the hour prior to service on Wednesday. Burial will be at Beckwith Cemetery, Colwell, IA. A memorial service will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 30 at The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove, IL. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Church World Service CROP. Online condolences may be left at www.fullertonfh.com. Robin was born on January 30, 1935 on a farm near Colwell, Iowa to Glenn and Alice (Linn) Tetzloff. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. Following college he served as a teacher/missionary for two years in the South Pacific, on the island of Pohnpei, Micronesia, and later did missionary work in South America and China. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ and served as Campus Minister for the United Christian Center on the Ohio State University Campus in the 60's and 70's, where he helped countless young men and women adjust to the turmoil of the times. He marched with Dr. King on Washington in 1963, and made tours to register African-American voters in the South in the 60's. Robin later served as Director of Refugees Services for the Ohio Council of Churches, where he was responsible for helping immigrants from around the globe find homes and jobs. Later still he served as Director of the Church World Service CROP Walk in Ohio, helping to feed the hungry around the world. He worked in a similar position in Chicago, until his retirement. Robin was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, most recently at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove, IL, where he sang in the choir. Robin is survived by his wife, Gypsy Martine-Tetzloff; four children, John, Sarah, Maia, and Nathan; brother, Philip; and sisters, Sharon Byers and Mary Appleby. He was preceded in death by his parents. Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 401 Blunt Street, Charles City, IA., 641) 228-4211. www.fullertonfh.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 28, 2012