Kenneth O. Teel

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Kenneth O. Teel, 69, of Meshoppen died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in
Ocala, Fla., after an illness. He and his wife the former Connie Evans had been married for 50 years.
He was born in Springville, son of the late Fay and Altha
Squier Teel.
He was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Elk Lake High School, class of 1961, and served as
president of the Future Farmers of America and received the Star award. In 2007, Ken received the Wyoming/Lackawanna
County Holstein Club 'Hall of Fame' award. His farm was listed as a 'Dairy of Distinction.' He was president of the Wyoming/Lackawanna
County Farm Bureau, a director of the Ag Choice Farm Credit, the treasurer of the Wyoming County Holstein Club, a member of the Holstein Association, a director of the Genex Breeding Association, a director of the Susquehanna DHIA, a director of the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair, a member of the Wyoming County Fair Dairy Committee.
He started the tractor pulls and kiddie tractor pulls at the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair and was the president of the Wyoming County Pullers association.
He was a member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club and served as a director. He was a
member of the Harford Fair Tractor Pullers Association. He was a seed dealer for Seed Way and several seed companies for more than 20 years. Ken loved farming and was well known and well respected for his knowledge and
involvement in the trade and community. He was involved in showing many of his cows in the region.
He was recently honored in October of 2012 by the Governor's
office, State Senate, and State House of Representatives and given a special award by
the Farm Bureau for his involvement and dedication to the farm industry. He and his wife purchased their farm in Meshoppen in 1964 and have been avid farmers
of registered Holsteins ever since. He belonged to several bowling leagues in Tunkhannock and Montrose. In addition, he enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and fishing, tractor pulling, watching NASCAR (favorite driver, Jimmy Johnson) and spending time with his grandchildren and teaching them about farming.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Carl and Glenn and a sister Ruth States and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doug and Marge Evans.
He is survived by his children: Lisa Teel Smith of Meshoppen, Roger Teel and his wife Brandy of Meshoppen, Duane Teel and his wife Jennifer of Dimock and
Jennifer Teel Bonavita and her husband Stanley of Meshoppen; nine grandchildren: Darrin Smith and his girlfriend Brittany, Derrick and Keaton Smith, Riley and
Dalton Teel, Alex, Austin, and Autumn Bonavita and Richard Smith; three step grand
children: Paul and Jason Salmini, and Alex Rummage, four great grandchildren: Keegan
Smith, Fenton, Trevor and Hunter Smith; a sister Barbara Fuhrey and her husband
Bill of Springville; a brother Cleo Teel and his wife Gloria of Dimock; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Rev. Thomas Mott of the Meshoppen
United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment in Jersey Hill Cemetery, Auburn
Township. Friends may call on Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A memorial contribution may be made to the Git-R-Done Team c/o Wyoming County , 8 Ironwood St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or the Dairy Committee of the Kiwanis Wyoming
County Fair, c/o Mrs. Charlotte M. Severcool, 6115 State Route 29, Springville, PA 18844. For directions or online
condolences visit
Funeral Home
Harding-Litwin Funeral Home
123 West Tioga
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-2294
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Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Feb. 27 to Mar. 5, 2013
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