Robert Ritchey Teel
RUSHVILLE, IL - Robert Ritchey Teel, 86, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
He was born Friday, Sept. 3, 1926, in Rushville, Ill., the son of the late Charles H. and Lois C. Ritchey Teel. He married Ruth Jean Woodruff on July 8, 1950, at the First Congregational Church in Springfield, Ill.
She survives along with one daughter, Catherine Jean Teel (fiancé, Dr. Richard Dietzen); one son, Richard Clarke Teel (wife, Dawn) of Rushville; three grandchildren: Daniel Lane (wife, Jaime Appelwick) of Madison, N.J., Elizabeth Lane (partner, Shelly Culligan) of Chicago, Ill., and Lindsay Teel (fiancé, Alex Booth) of Springfield, Ill.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Teel, and one sister, Virginia Kaisor.
Bob graduated from Rushville High School in 1944 and from the University of Illinois in 1950 with a BS Degree in Agriculture. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in WWII. He operated and managed his farms, and was a broker/owner of Illinois Valley Realty & Preferred Rentals, Inc. He was a loyal and faithful member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the University of IL Farmhouse Fraternity, Rushville Chamber of Commerce, Rushville Flying Club, and past president of Schuyler Unit District #1 School Board. He was an avid beekeeper and also instrumental in the planning and development of Schuy-Rush Park and Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Rushville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Pichaske officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military honors by U.S. Army Honors Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #4.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26 at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or Schuyler Co. Humane Society.
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