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Paul M. Tegeler, 76, went Home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 27. Paul’s journey Home is the culmination of a 2½-year battle with skin cancer that spread to his parotid glands, head, neck and throat.
Paul was born in Richmond, Indiana on October 12, 1946 to H. Robert and Doris Maxine Cuneo Tegeler Evans. From age 6 to age 12, Paul resided at the Wernle Children’s Home. He then moved to Greens Fork to live with his father.
Paul graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1964. He was drafted but chose to enlist in the US Marine Corps. He was an aircraft mechanic and also served as Crew Chief of a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during a combat tour in the Vietnam War. Among Paul’s military decorations were the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Combat Air Crew Insignia. Sergeant Paul Tegeler received his Honorable Discharge on Nov. 25, 1969.
Paul returned to Wayne County after his military service. In May 1973, he married the former Linda Lou Helms in the Webster United Methodist Church. At that time, he was employed by Underwriters Laboratories. When a promotion in the company meant relocating away from his Wayne County family, he chose to seek other employment. That eventually led to a position with Belden, where he enjoyed a 39-year career as an electrician.
Paul & Linda were blessed with two sons and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Paul enjoyed playing Euchre and doing puzzles. He loved watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts. When his sons were young, he loved to watch their sporting events. Paul also was always willing to share his knowledge of all things maintenance and electrical to those in need. Paul was a faithful member of LifeSpring Church.
Paul will be missed by his wife, Linda Tegeler; sons, Michael Tegeler and Craig Tegeler & wife, Stacey; grandchildren, Maddison Tegeler, Emma Tegeler and Cooper Tegeler; sister, Marilyn Tegeler Wine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Tegeler.
Visitation for Paul will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Monday, July 31, at Lifespring Church, 5600 US 27 North. A funeral ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Monday at the church. Interment with military rites will follow in Goshen Cemetery
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center, PO Box 1386, Richmond, IN 47374 or Lifespring Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond, IN 47374