Mary Teegerstrom
1958 - 2017
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Mary Beth Teegerstrom
Mary Beth was born May 29, 1958 at George Air Force Base in Victorville, California. She passed on January 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
She grew up in an Air Force family, the daughter of a career officer. That life took her and her family across the United States and around the world. As a child, Mary Beth lived in Spain, Germany, and Japan. She graduated from Yokota High School in Japan, but fell in love with Spain along the way. Mary Beth attended Florida State University and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
After graduation she began teaching high school in San Antonio, both English and Spanish. During this time she helped create curriculum for freshman Gifted & Talented English, organized and led multiple tours for students to Spain, France, and England, served as the teacher sponsor of National Honor Society, and became known to her students as "Señorita Nordin". Later Mary Beth taught English and Spanish in Austin and Stafford, Texas.
Mary Beth married Erik Teegerstrom on November 13, 1993. Together Mary Beth and Erik had two sons: Carl and Kristian. With two children, Mary Beth decided to leave teaching to be a full-time mom. Mary Beth was a wonderful mother, offering daily examples of work and relationship-building, upholding standards in behavior and academics, speaking with honesty and candor, and always expressing her unqualified love for her sons.
Raised by a family strongly rooted in the Lutheran faith, she remained active in faith communities all of her life. She served as Liturgical Assistant and on pastoral call committee at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Converse, Texas. Later she channeled her knowledge and passion into service at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Houston, creating a Liturgical Assistant program, writing services for Christmas, Easter, and other occasions, serving on Worship & Music and Christian Education committees, and leading Adult Sunday School sessions for years. She even led an occasional worship service.
Mary Beth Teegerstrom is survived by her parents, Glenn Nordin, Col. U.S.A.F (Ret.) and wife Mary; her husband Erik Teegerstrom and sons Carl Oscar Teegerstrom and Kristian Emory Teegerstrom; her sister Glenda Rice and husband Stan Rice, their daughters Rebecca Fike and Valerie Enyart, and their son Eric Rice; her brother Carl Nordin, Lt. Col. U.S.A.F (Ret.) and wife Maria, and their daughters Alyssa Justice and Cara Nordin; her sister Kirsten Beckler and husband Phil, their son Charlie, and their daughters Emily and Serena; and numerous extended family members.
A Memorial Service will be held at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church 2400 Wilcrest Drive on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00pm.

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March 10, 2017
Deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Sandra Usleman
March 9, 2017
Ms. Nordin was my Spanish high school teacher at Lee high school in the late 1980s. She did excellent work and what little Spanish I still know is due to her. I am sorry for your loss.
January 18, 2017
Erik, my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife Mary. May the love you and Mary shared bring you and your sons peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Tim Creedon
January 14, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Donna Andersen
January 13, 2017
Mary Beth was a kind teacher and I am so very grateful for her kindness to me, particularly in designing a "Spanish Art" class to help me fulfill my fine arts requirement at Reagan High-Austin. We are grateful for the promises of baptism which she has claimed and for her love of students and the Spanish language. May the peace that passes all understanding be with her family and community.

-Bishop Erik K.J. Gronberg, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, John H. Reagan High School (1995)
Bishop Erik Gronberg
January 13, 2017
Mary Beth was so very proud of her family and her LOVE for ALL of you was so apparent. She really enjoyed coming to Silver Lake,up here in Northern Wisconsin, to vacation with her family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Casey and Ron Peckham
Rice Lake,WI
Casey and Ron Peckham
January 13, 2017
Erik, so sorry to hear about Mary Beth's passing. I know you will be comforted by the incredible circle of family and friends that you have to draw strength from. Praying for peace for you and your family.
Stephen Skeeter
January 13, 2017
Erik, sorry to hear about Mary Beth's passing. I've been praying for your family.
Susan Teegerstrom Abbott
January 13, 2017
Erik, I am so sorry about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
January 13, 2017

My heart breaks for you. My husband of 19 years passed in 2006 and I know how difficult losing your spouse can be. If there is anything that I can do to help you, please let me know. I am praying for you and your family. May God Bless you all.

Your co-worker - Candace Moore
Candace Moore
January 13, 2017
Erik, my deepest sympathy for you and all of the many friends and family members affected by this tragic loss. My continued prayers for all.

Amy Carson
January 13, 2017
Erik, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.
January 13, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons.
April Hassell
January 13, 2017
Erik, God's Grace over you and your family at this time.
Carol League
January 13, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult this is for you, your boys and the family. My thoughts are with you all, and I pray that you all will slowly learn how to go on but always keeping Mary Beth tucked safely in your heart.
Cathryn Infante
January 13, 2017
Erik, My sincere condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cindy Smithson
January 10, 2017
Erik, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Julie Armstrong
January 10, 2017

I never had the pleasure of meeting Mary Beth, but I did have the pleasure of meeting those in her family that she touched. I know she is looking down on you and the boys with a big grin on her face. She knows that they are in good hands with their dad. I know how happy she made you and how much you will miss her every day. I am reminded in moments like these that she has moved on to a place of no pain or suffering. I am sure she would want you and the boys to continue on with smiles on your faces. She is up in heaven rejoicing as she has finally been able to meet her maker. Be reminded of the below..

"The day which we fear is our last, is but the Birthday of our Eternity."

I read that quote about a dozen times, and all I could think of is how beautiful. To celebrate ones birthday in heaven, a new birthday the greatest days of our lives. Her life here is complete, but her eternity is just beginning. Praying for you, the boys, and your extended family and friends during this time of grief and pain.
Rachel Kersey
January 10, 2017
Erik, my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories help bring you comfort.
Anne Tiemeyer
January 10, 2017
With our deepest condolences and sympathy for your loss. Such sad news. We know Carl and Chris through Scouts. Take care. You're in our prayers. Nathan Brunell and his mom
Martha Gay
January 9, 2017
To all of the Nordin Family, How we have grown to love so many of you, as a part of the Nordin family! Our hearts are broken for you, as you grieve. My last memories of MaryBeth are from Valerie and Billy's wedding - such a joyful event! May The Lord give you comfort during such a sad time!
Malinn Saxe
January 9, 2017
Mary Beth was a warm and wonderful cousin. Though distance limited our contact, time spent with her always showed her closeness of family and her caring personality.
Mari Lou Wiley
January 9, 2017
Erik and boys........I can not imagine the anguish, pain, and grief your heart and soul are going through right now. We will be there along with other family this weekend. Hold on to Isaiah 40:31.....but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. We are praying for you. Sending Cousin Julia and family.
January 9, 2017
The first time I met you was in 1976 in Japan! I enjoyed breaking bread with you, Erik and the boys years later at Crown Center in Kansas City, that was a good night! I have my memories, I have our letters, email correspondence and I have text messages from you that I will never erase. Technology will enable me to carry you forward into the future. Sleep well, Mrs. Teegerstrom because you have made such a great impression on my life. I miss you! ~Ron(Bro)
Ronald Davis
January 8, 2017
With sympathy we will remember your kindness in welcoming our families to our4th of July celebrations at silver lake what a great time we all would have thank you and your family for all those great times. God bless and gods speed to your family. Dick. Jean. Kelly. Andersen
January 7, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mary Beth was a kind, intelligent, interesting person, and a great teacher and friend. She will be greatly missed, more than I can say. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marilee Dittrich
January 7, 2017
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Have many good memories of time spent at Silver Lake.
Bob Andersen
January 6, 2017
In memory of our cousin Mary Beth.
Brian and Michele Stinecipher
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