Deloris M. Teepe

Deloris M. Teepe, 86, formerly of Sumner, died Friday, January 8, 2016, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Sumner, Iowa with Rev. Mike Christie officiating.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Deloris Marie, daughter of Walter and Marie Lang Van Brocklin, was born June 17, 1929, near Decorah in Winneshiek County, Iowa. On April 9, 1947, she was united in marriage with Lester Teepe at West Union, Iowa. The couple made their home on an acreage east of Sumner for many years. Deloris worked from 1978 to 1993 as a C.N.A. at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sumner, and enjoyed camping, fishing, tending to her flowers, dancing, but most especially, enjoyed time spent with her family.

She is survived by five children, Shirley (Carl) Howard of Evansdale, Raymond (Nell) Teepe of Enid, Oklahoma, LaVerne Teepe of Waterloo, David (Penny) Teepe of Hawkeye, and Bernadine (Rick Peterson) Fousek of Hazelton; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren; two brothers, Jack (Helen) Van Brocklin of Oelwein and Lester (Carol) Van Brocklin of Raymond; and three sisters, Donna (Gary) Brown of Independence, Pat (Larry) Brown of Guttenberg, and Helen Teepe of Laurens.

Deloris was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, who died April 13, 1995; one grandson, David Lester Teepe; one brother, Donald Van Brocklin; and four sisters, Ines Sanke, Darlene Wescott, Margaret Kauten, and Dorothy Van Brocklin.


Mark and Coeann Cornish on January 12, 2016 at 1:58 PM said:

Our heart goes out to all of Deloris family, we will be thinking of you through this tough time.
Deloris was a very sweet and fun lady, I always loved her laugh, she will truly be miss by many.
Patty Beiner on January 12, 2016 at 1:42 PM said:

Dearest Bernie & All Family...
My heart and prayers will contine long past your sadness in days to follow.
Please know I am with you all in spirit as I am not able to attend.
You are all very close so lean on each other...& know Bernie i am but phone call away!
Who knows! Maybe my Mom & Yours are Already swapping 'Storys' about Us.
Eldon Swanson on January 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM said:

Bernie and family, Our prayers and deepest condolences go out to you. May God's grace hold you close during this most difficult of times. God will not bring us to something without bringing us through it. Depend on God's strength and love when you need it.

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