Lorraine Tegeler

Lorraine E. Tegeler

Sunday, April 25th, 1926 - Saturday, November 14th, 2020
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Lorraine E. Tegeler, 94, of Dubuque, died Saturday, November 14, at Luther Manor, of COVID-19.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 19, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2025 Jackson St., with Reverend Jonathan Crawford officiating. Services will be live-streamed on the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home Facebook page. Masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lorraine E. Tegeler Memorial Fund.

Lorraine was born April 25, 1926 in Dubuque, the daughter of William and Christina (Knockel) Papenthien. She married Leo Tegeler on May 27, 1950 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dubuque. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2013.

Lorraine was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1926, and she had a very strong faith in God. Over the years, she was employed at Farley & Loetscher, A.Y. McDonald, and Auto Parts Supply. Lorraine was devoted to her family, and was an excellent homemaker who loved to cook and can. Lorraine loved to go to the casino anytime she had a chance. If she was having a winning streak it was not uncommon to hear the words “hot dog” come barreling out of her mouth. She was always there to effortlessly make everyone laugh with her hilarious one-liners.

Lorraine is survived by her children, James Tegeler, Jill (fiancé Terry Ruff) Fondell, and Jodi (Tommy McDermott) Lukens, all of Dubuque; four grandchildren, Nichole (Fondell) (Jeremy) Hall, Zach (Meghan) Lukens, Ally Lukens, and Brady Tegeler; two great grandsons, Carter and Leo Hall; and a sister in law, Ethel McCready.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Ed and Bob Papenthien; two sisters, Arlita Redmond and Ruth Papenthien; and her in-laws, Mildred Conzett, Joe Tegeler, Clara Wall, Catherine Tegeler, and Ralph Tegeler.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque for their care of Lorraine.
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  • Service

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, November 19th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    2025 Jackson St.
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    Services will be live-streamed on the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home Facebook page, and will remain available to view.
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020 |
    Thursday, November 19th, 2020
    Linwood Cemetery
    2735 Windsor Avenue
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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