Harriet Tegtmeier
December 22, 1945 - January 14, 2018

Harriet Tegtmeier, 72, passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018 at Arlington Place in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home and from 9:00 to 10:30 on Wednesday at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 10:30 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. David Byrd officiating. Interment will be in Fontana Cemetery at Hazleton.  A memorial fund has been established for Fontana Park in Hazleton.

Harriet was born on December 22, 1945 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harry and Bernice (Bennett) Knudson. She graduated from the Maynard High School in 1963. Harriet was united in marriage to Aulden Tegtmeier on August 14, 1965 in Westgate, Iowa. She worked at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein and MHI in Independence and as a nurse’s aide. She enjoyed taking the bus tours to Branson, Shows at the Williams Center, playing cards, going out to visit the Amish, her church and fellowship with people, but her greatest love was her family and her faith.  Harriet was the life of a party, she made everybody smile and laugh and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

 She is survived by her children, Walter (Andrea) Tegtmeier of Oelwein, James Tegtmeier of Des Moines, Iowa and Lisa (Brock) Staley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, Ryan (Julie),  Adam, Alan, Caleb, Joe and  Josh Tegtmeier, Travis, Braeden and  Kaitlyn Tegtmeier, and Christian, Kelsie and Erica Staley; 2-sisters, Blanche (Carroll) Schult of Oelwein and Kay Pint of Littleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aulden, a brother, James “Jim” Knudson; a sister, Geri Becker and her parents, Harry and Bernice. 

 

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Dixie Hansen on August 9, 2018 at 8:09 AM said:

I didn't know Harriet but I do know her grandchildren- Travis, Braeden, Kaitlyn and Adam Tegtmeier; as well as her son Jim. Sorry for your loss & prayers for all who loved her, sorry I didn't see her passing soon.
Dixie Hansen on August 9, 2018 at 8:09 AM said:

I didn't know Harriet but I do know her grandchildren- Travis, Braeden, Kaitlyn and Adam Tegtmeier; as well as her son Jim. Sorry for your loss & prayers for all who loved her, sorry I didn't see her passing soon.
Kari Necker on January 29, 2018 at 10:33 AM said:

Hattie was always a pleasure to take care and one of my favorite patients to help get better. She will be greatly missed by the people who took care of her. Thoughts and prayers to all of Hattie's family. God bless you through this difficult time.
Frederick Green on January 21, 2018 at 3:13 AM said:

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Harriet. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God's promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.
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Pat Baumler from Lima on January 19, 2018 at 6:34 PM said:

I just received the notice of your Mom's death from the funeral home today. Had I known I would certainly have come to her visitation or funeral. Harriet was such a sweet lady and when she came to Lima Leaf Day the first time in 2007 and won the beautiful 125th anniversary quilt, she was the most excited & happy lady I ever saw. She was sorry and so were we that it couldn't be found to be displayed with other previous Leaf Day quilts at the 135th Anniversary celebration last July 2. Our sincere sympathy to all of Harriet's family. You have many happy memories to cherish.
Merlin & Linda Dodge on January 16, 2018 at 5:40 PM said:

So sorry for the loss of you Mom . I'm sure she will truly be missed. May your memories help you heal . May God Bless each of you.
Kaye Manson on January 16, 2018 at 1:31 PM said:

Your Mother was a great person. I worked with her at MHI she was so much fun. Sorry for your loss hugs to all.
Ellen Stepp on January 16, 2018 at 9:53 AM said:

Walt, Andy and family. Sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs to all. Ellen
Lyle and Nancy Miller on January 16, 2018 at 6:11 AM said:

Please accept our condolences. Our prayers are with you & may she rest in peace
Diane Teague on January 15, 2018 at 2:23 PM said:

Rest in peace dear Harriet. Love and prayers to Wally, Jim and Lisa.

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