East Grand Forks - LeRoy Ronald “Ronnie” Teigland, 82, of East Grand Forks, MN died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Roseau Life Care Center, Roseau.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 21, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, rural East Grand Forks. Interment was held at South Bethany Lutheran Cemetery.
Ronnie Teigland was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Goodridge, the son of Allen and Marjorie “Alice” (Stephenson) Teigland. He moved to Grygla, where he attended rural Grygla schools. He served his country in the US Army from 1950-1952.
He moved to Waukegan, Ill., and worked at various jobs and started his career in plumbing and pipefitting. He returned to Minnesota in the early 1960s, where he joined the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 300 of Fargo, where he was a member for over 50 years.
He worked on many construction sites at schools, water plants, missile sites, paper mills, sugar beet factories and Altru Rehab Clinic, usually as a foreman or general foreman. He also farmed his home place at Grygla, for a few years while working construction.
On Dec. 13, 1969, he married Irene Flaten in Warren. Ronnie retired in 1994 and then worked on farms for Tommy Jackson, Rodney Pape and for many years Dan Driscoll, where he loved being on the tractor.
He is survived by his loving wife Irene of East Grand Forks, children, Shane (Donalyn) of rural Roseau, Shawn (Tiffany) of Roseau, Kim (Scott) Dickman of East Grand Forks, Corey (Julie) of Mayville, N.D., grandchildren, Ryan, Teralyn, Beau, Ericka, Samantha, Cole, Lora, and Cody, great-grandchildren, Ezekial, Trent and Ryder, brother, Wendell (Audrey), sisters, Janice (David) Sheridan, Sharon (John) Flom, and Sandra Anderson all of Thief River Falls, Beverly Doss of East Grand Forks; sister-in-law, Darlene Stewart of Roseau; many nieces and nephews; and many greatnieces and great-nephews, and mother-in-law, Ella Flaten of Portland, N.D.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Dale, Gerald, and an infant sister Ramona, and father in law Hilmen Flaten.
He was loved very much and will be dearly missed.
An online guestbook is available at www.dandahlfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were with Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks.