Donald Teckenburg, 82, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Columbia Basin Care Facility in The Dalles, Ore. Donald was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Denison, Iowa, to Joseph and Erna (Summerfeldt) Teckenburg.
Services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the First Baptist Church of Odell, 3080 Odell Highway, Odell, OR 97044, officiated by Pastor Rick Plank.
Donald grew up in Denison, Iowa, where he attended the local schools. He also resided in Lyle, Wash., Beaverton, Ore., and as of 1973 lived the remainder of his life in Hood River, Ore. Donald worked in manufacturing, auto mechanics and as a millwright.
On Aug. 24, 1955, Donald married Marian Tuthill in Independence, Iowa; together they had three children.
Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, gardening and farming. He was a life member of the NRA and contributed to the organization throughout the years. He was also involved with the Northwest Steelheaders and was a volunteer with the Oregon Fish and Game Trout and Salmon Enhancement Program.
Donald is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Marian, and his son, Rodney, both of Hood River; his daughters, Teresa Muscutt and her husband, Patrick, of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Karen Teckenburg and her companion Fernando, of Gresham, Ore.; three sisters, one brother and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Dennis, David and Daniel; and one sister, Martha.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in Donald’s name to the NRA, American Cancer Center and or OHSU Knight Cancer Center in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Private family inurnment to follow the memorial service at the Lyle-Balch Cemetery in Lyle, Wash.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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