William Teske

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William Robert Teske Jr., 84

William Robert Teske Jr., 84, formerly of Rensselaer, passed away at the Ben Hur Home in Crawfordsville, on October 13, 2012. He was the son of William and Clara (Heinz) Teske.

William graduated from Fair Oaks public schools with the Class of 1946. On August 17, 1947, in Rensselaer, he married Marilyn June Schultz who preceded him in death in 2001. Primarily a farmer and truck driver, William farmed until 1957 and retired from the Teamsters in 1989. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and was a founding member of the Rensselaer Retired Iron Club.

William is survived by a son, Philip (Deborah) Teske, of Rensselaer; a daughter, Paula Teske, of Los Angeles, Calif.; 3 grandchildren, Arron, Michael and Christina; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Meadow, Paige, Triton, Riley and Rhyan.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday October 16, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Jackson Funeral Chapel in Rensselaer. Funeral services will be Wednesday October 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Jackson Funeral Chapel; Pastor Benjamin Hertel officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Rensselaer. Memorials may be made in William's name to the .

Online condolences may be made at www.jacksonfuneral.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Oct. 14, 2012
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