Leo F. Teel, 89, passed away the
evening of July 11, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center.
Mr. Teel was born
December 26, 1923 at his home in Higbee, Missouri to Willard and
Fratie Teel. He was married to Zeda O. Shern on June 6, 1950.
Leo Teel graduated from Harrisburg High
School in 1943 and served in the Army during WWII from 1946-1948 in
Ft. Ord, CA and Ft. Bliss, TX. He was a retired Lieutenant of the
Fire Department for 39 years and was President of the Columbia Fire
Local Union for 6 years. He also owned his own Insulation business
for 30 years. He was a Charter member of Bethany Baptist Church and
was a chairman of the Deacons. He was an active member of the Elks
Lodge #594, American Legion Post, VFW post, Sunrise Optimist Club,
Good Ole Boys, Boone County Fair since 1970 and a Member Emeritus
since 1999. He served in all capacities with the Fair Board and was
the Grand Marshall for the Boone County Fair Parade. He served as
Marshall for the Memorial Day Parade, Ringmaster of the Boone County
Fair Horse Show, and was active in putting together the Memorial Day
activities. He was also very active in the Democratic Party for
approximately 40 years and worked for many of the candidates in
Mr. Teel is survived by his two
children, Diane (Herman) Page of the Lake of the Ozarks and David
(Cindy) Teel of Columbia; two siblings, Shirley (Doug Oxenhardt) Sapp
of Sunrise Beach and Joe (Aggie Blazevich) Teel of Columbia; and two
grandsons, Ryan Teel of Marshall and Travis Page of St. Louis. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Zeda Teel; parents, Willard and Fratie
Teel; and two brothers, Carson and Harold Teel.
Visitation will be held at Memorial
Funeral Home on Sunday, July 14th from 4-7:00pm. Funeral Service will
be held on Monday, July 15th at 11:00am. Burial in Memorial Park
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the 10-33 Benevolent Fund or the Sunrise Optimist Club.
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