In memory of

Robert Tegels

December 20, 1941 - October 6, 2020
From: Lake View, IA
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Robert Tegels

Born: December 20, 1941
Died: October 6, 2020
Age: 78
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   Robert Lee Tegels, age 78 of Lake View, Iowa passed away on October 6, 2020, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, Iowa. Bob was born on December 20, 1941, to Frank and Margaret (Buse) Tegels of Lake View. He was born, raised and resided on the family farm. Bob completed a family of three older sisters and two older brothers, Katharine, Elva, Edna, Arvel and Denny.

   Bob was baptized in the farm house on February 6, 1942. He was confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Ulmer, IA, on April 3, 1955. Bob graduated from Lake View High School in 1959. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve unit in Sac City for six months. He continued to serve his country until he was Honorably Discharged April 30, 1967.

   Upon his return, he started farming with his dad, Frank. Farming was his lifelong passion and one of his greatest commitments for the next 56 plus years. They raised pigs, cattle, sheep, corn, beans and oats.

   Bob married his high school sweetheart, Waunita Poen on December 1, 1962, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View. They moved to the family farm soon after as Frank and Margaret were ready to retire. Bob and Waunita later welcomed two children, Marsha and Lyle.

   Bob was active in Church as an elder and a member of the financial committee. He was a member of the Sac County Pork Producers. After his work was finished Robert enjoyed playing cards, golfing, reading, dancing, traveling and attending his children and grandchildren‘s activities. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

   Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 57 years, Waunita Tegels of Lake View; daughter Marsha (Eric) Newton of Britt, IA; son Lyle (Lori) Tegels of Lake View; grandchildren: Ryan (Stephanie) Newton, Christina (Tyler) Rahm, Courtney (Colin) Schreck, Connor Tegels and Carly Tegels; great-granddaughter Caroline Newton; brother-in-law Robert Poen; sister-in-law Wanda (Robert) Freese; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

   Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Margaret Tegels; parents-in-law Bill and Ruth Poen; sisters: Katharine (Norman) Scar, Elva (Laine) Kohtz, Edna (Wally) Meyer; brothers Arvel Tegels and Dennis Tegels; sister-in-law Betty Poen; and great-granddaughter, Hayden Newton.

Funeral Service
11:00 a.m., Saturday 
October 10, 2020
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa
Reverend Donald E. Peterson III
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday
October 9, 2020
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa

Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:02 PM
“Bob was always a cheery presence at our gatherings. We will miss him and so I'm sure will his family. We have lost a good solid guy. . ”
- Linda Reida
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10:02 AM
“You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep all of your special memories close in your heart.”
- Janice Huisenga
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:42 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We are very sorry for your loss and that we couldnít be there in person to tell you!”
- Jeff and Wendy Frank
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:42 PM
“Waunita and family, I am so sad to hear of your loss in Bobís passing. He will be missed by so many. I miss the talks he and I used to have in which he would answer my questions about farming history. He knew so much. He epitomized to me the very best of a strong, good-willed, and God-fearing Iowa farmer and family man. I am sorry I will miss the funeral, but several of our classmates will be there. I will be watching Live Steam. ”
- Stuart Lilie
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.”
- Linda Ritchie
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:34 PM
“Wuanita and family, We are saddened at the passing of Robert. He will be missed by many. You have our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Lois and Jim Long”
- Jim and Lois Manuel Long
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:34 PM
“Please accept my sympathy in the loss of Bob. Keep your good memories close in your heart. ”
- Janet Schultz
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:34 PM
“I send my prayers and thoughts to you at the loss of your Dad. My sympathy or your family”
- Pat Ortner
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:34 PM
“Lyle Thinking of you and your family. Know its hard to say goodbye to our father. May God give you all His peace and comfort knowing he is with Him. Don & Mary Ellen Hatch”
- Mary Ellen Hatch
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:27 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all of Bob's family”
- Mark and Tami Auen
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:27 AM
“Dear Lyle and Lori, We are so very sorry for your loss, and you have our deepest sympathies! May your fond memories help comfort you all at this most difficult time! With thoughts and prayers, Love, Delmar and Janna Reiling. OXOXOX”
- Delmar and Janna Reiling
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:27 AM
“Marsha and family we are so very sorry for your loss prayers for your family ”
- Sharon and Charlie Matuszak
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 4:52 PM
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing and our thoughts and prayers reach out for you all at this time. I have lots of good memories growing up in our farming neighborhood and even walking the bean fields. He and his brother, Dennis, could make the job a lot of fun. Bob will be missed by many, for sure, but the memories of his friendship will remain. ”
- Ken and Sue Barney
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 4:51 PM
“Bob will be truly missed. He always had such a big smile on his face at all times. I still remember the first time I met him. He thought I couldn't drive a fork lift. Still makes me smile. My thoughts and prayers go to all of his family. It is hard to lose a loved one. Just take it 1 day at a time.”
- Donna Jessen
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 11:20 AM
“I'm saddened by your loss of your Dad and husband. I cherished his wit, humor and smartass comments whenever we would see each other! Air hugs to you all!”
- Diane Buse Baldrige
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:45 AM
“So sorry to hear about Bob. Prayers to the entire family.”
- Alan Buse
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