Black Hawk County

Pvt. Wayne E. Teisinger




N.E. Iowan Killed

The War Department announces today that Pvt Wayne E. Teisinger, son of Mrs. Earl Teisinger of Dunkerton, was been killed in action in the European theater of operations.

Pvt. Teisinger was killed while serving with the infantry in Germany on February 2nd and is buried in the U.S. military cemetery in Henri Chapelle Belgium. He is a cousin of Miss Marie Teisinger who resides in this city and teaches in the Oelwein High School.

Source: Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, Iowa, Monday, March 26, 1945, Page 1

Wayne E. Teisinger Memorial Services
Sunday at Readlyn

Readlyn, Ia. – Memorial service for Pvt. Wayne E. Teisinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Teisinger, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran church here. Rev. Mark J. Steege, pator, will officiate.

The military memorial rites will be under direction of the American Legion post of Denver.

Private Teisinger entered the service in August, 1944, and received infantry training at Camp Blanding, Fla. He was home three days during Christmas, and went overseas in January, 1945, in the vicinity of Udenbreth, Germany, and was buried in a military cemetery near Henri Chapelle, Belgium, Feb. 4, 1945.

Wayne was born Mar. 14, 1922. He was graduated from Dunkerton consolidated school with the class of 1939, and until the time he entered the service had been engaged in farming with his father. He was a member of St. Paul’s. A memorial park is being established on a lot adjoining the church. This park, which will be a tribute to all of the men in the service from the congregation, will especially also honor him who brought the supreme sacrifice.

He is survived by his parents, two sistes, Mrs. Danial Clubine, Dunkerton; Mrs. Claire Maurer, Fairbank; two brothers, Tech Sgt. Merle E. Teisinger, of the army air forces at Sioux Falls, S. D., and Warren, at home.

The Teisinger farm is located five south of Readlyn.

 Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, April 13, 1945, Page 2

Three Bodies of War Dead Due Today

The bodies of three Waterloo boys will be among the 15 northeast Iowa veterans aboard the United States army transport Robert Burns which is scheduled to dock at New York City today, it was learned here yesterday.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding northeast Iowa and Waterloo service men have been omitted but may be found on their individual webpages within this site.]

The majority of these dead are being returned from Henri Chapelle military cemetery at Eupen, Belgium. Some are from the cemetery at St. Laurent-sur-Mer, 10 miles west of Bayeux, France. Included in the group are many men who fell on the furious D-Day assault on Omaha beach.

The dead will be buried in private or national cemeteries according to the wishes of next-of-kin.

[Among the] northeast Iowans:

Pvt. Wayne E. Teisinger, next of kin Earl M. Teisinger, Rt. 1, Dunkerton.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, November 23, 1947, Page 11

Prayer Service for Teisinger
to Be Saturday

Private prayer services are planned for 2 p. m. Saturday at O’Keefe & Towne funeral home for Pvt. Wayne Teisinger, 22, who was killed in action in Germany, Jan. 31, 1945. His body will arrive here Saturday at 8:30 a. m. on the Illinois Central.

Private Teisinger was born Mar. 14, 1922, and was awarded the Bronze Star for gallantry posthumously. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Teisinger of Dunkerton, Ia.

A memorial service was held for him Mar. 14, 1945.

Rev. George Koch, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church at Readlyn, will conduct the service and military rites at the grave will be conducted by the Acker-Mathias Post No. 653 of the American Legion of Denver, Ia., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post at Readlyn will be presented with the colors.

Burial will be in Fairview cemetery. [Pvt. Teisinger is listed as being interred at Gresham Cemetery, Black Hawk County, Iowa.]

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, December 18, 1947, Page 21