Hamilton County

Emery Jennings Tegland




Emery Jennings Tegland was born Mar. 15, 1919 to Omar and Anna Matilda Ersland Tegland. He died July 22, 1995 and is buried in Homewood Cemetery, Ellsworth, IA.

Emery was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.

Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 24, 1995

Emery Tegland, 76, Ellsworth, died July 22, 1995, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines of a heart ailment. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, with Rev. Michael Herschberger officiating. Burial will follow at Homewood Cemetery, north of Ellsworth. Visitation will be f rom 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Becker Funeral Home in Jewell. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Emery Jennings Tegland, son of Omar and Anna Malinda Ersland Tegland, was born March 15, 1919, in Gilbert. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Story City. He grew up in the Gilbert area, graduating from Gilbert High School in 1936. He was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 16, 1945, he married Betty Jane Hanson in Roland. She preceded him in death in 1967. On Jan. 10, 1971, he married Arlie June Danielson in Ellsworth. The couple farmed near Ellsworth for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Arlie Tegland, Ellsworth; daughters, Beverly Gallatin, Peoria, Ill., Marjorie Evans, Fairfield; son, Bruce Tegland, Ellsworth, step-daughters, Sandra Underberg, Jefferson, Mary Hill, Ellsworth, Orene Glantz, Ankeny; step-son, Edward Danielson, Ellsworth, 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Eleanor Munsen, Story City. He was preceded in death by his first wife and brother, LeRoy Tegland.

Mr. Tegland was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth where he was a past chairman of the congregation, superintendent of Sunday school, a trustee and a deacon. He also served as president of Central Iowa Turkey Producers, was a board member of Ellsworth-Williams Co-op, belonged to the American Legion and was a 4-H leader with the West Lincoln Leaders.

A memorial fund has been established for Trinity Lutheran Church, the American Heart Association and the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing.

Source: ancestry.com