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Gerald William Teiken

September 19, 1942 — September 15, 2022

Jerry Teiken passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Northern Pines Assisted Living in Pine City at the age of 79.

Gerald William Teiken was born September 19, 1942 to William and Erma (Kasparek) Teiken on the family farm in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Jerry attended school in Aitkin and graduated from the Aitkin High School. After high School he was in the Minnesota National Guard and attended Staples Trade School.

Jerry specialized in technology development and new product development for 3M Maplewood. During Jerry’s 35 years of employment with 3M; he had a patent in telephone and medical equipment he developed. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

When Eric was young and in cub scouts, Jerry was a Cub Scout Master. When not working, Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing. Many times you could find him volunteering at the Pine City Food Shelf or delivering Meals on Wheels. Jerry also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his son Eric Teiken; grandson Ryan Teiken; great-grandsons Oliver Teiken, Odin Teiken; siblings Mary Jo Best of Brainerd, Shirley (Tom) Gravelle of Aitkin, Lorraine Mullen of Princeton; step-children Jeff (Sheryle) Colombo of New Richmond, John (Tami) Colombo of Stillwater; many step-grandchildren; ex-wife Karen Teiken of White Bear Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents William and Erma Teiken; brother-in-law Roger Best.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry: 11 AM; Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A gathering of family and friends is planned for one hour prior to the Mass in the St. Anthony’s Commons area at the church. The interment will take place at a later date in St. Thomas Cemetery, Aitkin, Minnesota.

Memorials in Jerry's memory may be directed to:
Family Pathways Food Shelf~Pine City, 220 7th Street SW, Pine City, MN 55063
or
Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 555 8th Street SW, Pine City, MN 55063 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald William Teiken, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Anthony Commons - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

555 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

555 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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