Vance Albert Teegerstrom, age 89, of Stromsburg, Nebraska, passed away October 17, 2019 at the Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg
Memorial services will be held Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Stromsburg with Pastor Brenda Pfeifly and Pastor Leonard Suhr officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the church. Organist will be Sue Lehn. Congregational hymns will be "Abide With Me", and "How Great Thou Art." Special music will be "Blessed Assurance" sung by Marla Teegerstrom and Sarah Theis. Honorary pallbearers will be Sarah Theis, Will Teegerstrom, Seth Teegerstrom, and Nolan Teegerstrom. Inurnment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery with Military Rites by Stromsburg Legion Post #132.
Vance was born February 5, 1930 in rural Stromsburg to Carl Albert William and Mildred Marie (Graham) Teegerstrom. He attended Blue View District 56 country school east of Stromsburg and graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1947.
Following high school Vance served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He served from September 9, 1948 and was honorably discharged May 25, 1952 as a Tech Sergeant receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific - Army of Occupation, Korean Service with 5 bronze campaign stars and United Nations. He later was honored with Placing the Wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On July 27, 2018 Vance was among Korean veterans presented the Ambassador for Peace medal by Governor Pete Ricketts at the Capitol Rotunda. He also traveled on a Korean Veterans Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
On June 19, 1955 he was united in marriage to Ramona Esther Larson at Calvary Lutheran Church, Swede Home. To this union four children were born. Vance was well known for his mechanical skills having worked at Nielsen's Chevrolet in Columbus, Barber's Service in Stromsburg as well as 24 years at Overland Sand and Gravel as their mechanical maintenance manager from which he retired in February of 1995.
He was a 53 year member of the American Legion, VFW, Salem Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and held various other positions, Salem Lutheran Church Men, Stromsburg Commercial Club, Stromsburg City Council, Booster Club, Volunteer Fire Department, Upper Big Blue District NRD board, RC & D Board, Boy Scout Committee member Troop 241 and was Stromsburg Swedish Festival King in 1991. It was a great source of pride in Vance's life that all four of his sons earned their Eagle Scout rank. Furthermore, all three of Vance's grandsons would earn their Eagle Scout ranks as well.
He enjoyed bringing life back to items ready to be thrown away, recycling, fishing, and watching sports and activities for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Left to mourn his memory are his wife Ramona of Stromsburg; sons and wives: Tim and Marla (Bean), Lyndon, Steve and Michelle (Miller), all of Stromsburg; grandchildren and their spouses: Sarah and Eric Theis of Stromsburg, Will and Kim Teegerstrom of Lincoln, Seth and Beth Teegerstrom of Papillion and Nolan and Amelia Teegerstrom of Elk Horn, Iowa; great grandchildren: Samantha, Selah and Siena Theis, Elsie and Declan Teegerstrom, Daphney and Hadley Teegerstrom and Jax and Joey Teegerstrom; sister Pearl Holbrook; sister-in-law Loretta Moiser and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Mildred; parents-in-law William B. and Esther Larson; son Daniel; sisters Fern Cook and Carol Schmidt; brothers-in-law Duane 'Pete' Leu, Robert Holbrook, Ken and Floreine (Larson) Alstrum, Rolland and Vivian (Larson) Ekstrom, Myron and Wanda (Johnson) Larson; nephew Russell Larson and niece Karleen Ekstrom.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.
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