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Jerry Teets

A celebration of life for Jerry D. Teets, 52, of Kalona will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kalona Mennonite Church.  Visitation will be held Monday, November 30 from 2 – 7 p.m. at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  A memorial fund for the family's use has been established.  Jerry Teets died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home in Kalona.

Jerry Dean Teets was born January 2, 1963 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Robert E. and Margaret (Bailey) Teets.  He graduated from Mid Prairie High School in 1981 and attended Kirkwood Community College.  On June 13, 1987 he was united in marriage to Linda Waters at Crooked Creek Christian Camp in Wayland, Iowa. Jerry has owned and operated J. Teets Studio since 1994.  He was employed by the Mid-Prairie Community School District as a bus driver for 8 years.  Jerry volunteered as a hunter safety instructor and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.  He had a passion for helping others.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Kalona, four children: Gregory, Elissa, Jessie and Marshal, all of Kalona, his mother, Marg Teets of Wellman, siblings: Janice (Jeff) Aggson of Wellman, Dan (Janet) Teets of Iowa City, Deana (Chris) Canny of Washington, and father and mother in law, John and Arvilla Waters of Kalona.

Preceding Jerry in death was his father, Robert Teets on March 4, 2015.

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Dan and Jan and families of Jerry: Keeping you all in our prayers at this time.May you feel the love and closeness of God as you journey through the grief of losing Jerry so young.

Patty Erusha Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

To the entire Teets family, but especially Janice and Dan: I am very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.I remember his smile, as well as his friendly disposition.I am not able to attend his memorial service, but I wanted you all to know that you have my heartfelt sympathy at this time.

Paul Baumert, Jr. Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

I regret that I'm unable to do this in person.I'd like to send my deepest condolences to the Teets family from myself and the rest of the Iowa DNR Hunter Education Staff and volunteers.Jerry was a hunter education instructor for 27 years and what he taught his students over that time is priceless.His dedication to the hunter education program and the students he taught is remarkable.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Terry Nims Iowa DNR Nov 30 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Teets Family.You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you walk this path without dear, kind and thoughtful Jerry.I will notify the rest of his AuGroup photography friends. You may not remember, but Jerry was our only "male" photographer allowed in our group.Yes, he was special in so many ways and most remarkably, how much he loved and was proud of all of you.Blessings to you all. Lynda Richards

Lynda Richards Nov 29 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.My thoughts and prayers will be with his family friends.May God Bless.

Pauline Kirkpatrick Nov 29 2015 12:00 AM

Linda and family,We are so sorry for your loss.We have some very fond memories from many years ago.Jerry taught Jim how to butcher a deer.We often will think of you all during deer hunting season.We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.Love,Linda and Jim Geraghty

Linda and Jim Geraghty Nov 29 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss.I have very fond memories of Margie and the family, when we would come visit Nettie, my grandma, your neighbor.Sharon Hollar.

Sharon Mullet Hollar Nov 28 2015 12:00 AM

Marge:Sorry for your loss.I did not know your son but I am thinking about the times you were so good to my Mother Ruth Trier and know as Jerry's mother you must be so sad.Blessings to you and your family.If your son was a Bingo player I am sure he and Mom are in Heaven and Mom is playing her heart out to win.Thinking about you and your family. Sharon Trier Niffenegger

Sharon Niffenegger Nov 28 2015 12:00 AM

Linda and Family:Please know our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you at this time.

Duane & Linda Bachus Nov 28 2015 12:00 AM

Linda and family, We are really sorry to hear about Jerry's passing away.However, we praythat you are putting all this into the Lord's hands and His will be done in all this.May His peace surround you and family during this time of sorrow and grieving.

Richard & Gayle Yoder Nov 28 2015 12:00 AM

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