Hamilton County

Kermith Melford Teig




Kermith Melford Teig was born July 29, 1917 to Henry Frederick and Julia M. Mickelson Teig. He died July 2, 1983 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jewell, IA.

Kermith’s service in the U.S. Navy was aboard the USS Mustin (DD-413) and USS Randolph (CV-15).

Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 5, 1983

Kermith M. Teig, 65, of Jewell, died Friday at the Iowa Soldier’s Home in Marshalltown where he had resided several years.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Lutheran church with Roger Dykstra officiating and with burial in Evergreen cemetery at Jewell.

Flag-folding services will be held at the graveside by the Jewell American Legion post.

The body will lie in state at the Becker Funeral home until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The casket will be closed at the church.

Kermith Teig was born July 29, 1917, near Jewell, the son of Henry and Julia Mickelson Teig.

He was married Sept. 28, 1947, at Bethesda Lutheran church to Marjorie Christensen, and the couple started farming in the Jewell area. He later worked at the U.S. post office in Jewell until 1979 when he retired because of ill health.

He served with the U.S. Navy from Nov. 14, 1941, until Oct. 29, 1945.

He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran church where he taught Sunday school for more than 20 years. He was a past commander of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife; six children, Mark of Fort Dodge, Larry of the U.S. Navy, now based at Omaha, Mrs. Kerry Eganhouse of Cedar Raids, Julie of Ames and Tom and Mary, at home; by one brother, Harvey Teig of Jewell; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Olson of Garden Grove, Calif., Genevieve Smith of Iowa Falls, Adeline Hudspith of Alden and Mary Ann Beck of Sheffield, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin daughters, Mary and Marcia, who died June 3, 1950; one son, Steven Teig, who died July 24, 1963, and also two sisters, Myrtle Teig and Mabelle Handeland.

Source: ancestry.com