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Donald W. Teichman Sr.

Donald W. Teichman, Sr. Battle Creek Donald W. Teichman, Sr., 84, formerly of Detroit, died Monday, October 1, 2012. Don was born November 6, 1927 in Detroit, the son of Joseph J. and Mary (Capik) Teichman. He graduated from Redford High School in 1946 and continued his education from Henry Ford Community College and from Western Michigan University, where he lettered in track. In 1946, he entered the U.S. Army where he served until 1948 and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and the Occupation Medal. Don was employed as a Tool and Die Designer at Burroughs Corporation and with Ford Motor Company. He then owned and operated Manufacturing Processes, where he sold machine tools throughout Western Michigan. He retired in 1989. Don and his wife, Donna moved to Battle Creek in 1991 from Detroit, where they had lived for 41 years. Don was a member of the Pennfield Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and trustee. He enjoyed racquet ball, archery, bowling, golfing and woodworking/carving. He volunteered at the NE Neighborhood Food Pantry since its inception. Don also enjoyed taking ILR classes sponsored by K.C.C. Don is survived by his wife, the former Donna I. Walters, whom he married February3, 1951 in Battle Creek. Also surviving are his daughter, Kathleen Yost of Battle Creek; two sons, Donald (Leonie) Teichman, Jr., of Royal Oak and Matthew (Sharon) Teichman of Organ City, Oregon; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by a son, Richard in 1980, and two brothers, William and Joseph Jr. As per Don's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Pennfield Presbyterian Church, 7979 St. Mary's Lake Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49017, officiated by Rev. Douglas R. Nettleton. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Pennfield Presbyterian Church or the Parkinson's Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Rd., Bingham Farms, MI 48025. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Oct. 3, 2012
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