Iva Jean Tegtmeier

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Iva Jean Tegtmeier, 89, West Fargo, ND passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home. Iva Jean was born on March 26, 1927 in Land Township near Hoffman, MN to Chester and Clara (Haack) Koser. She graduated from Herman High School before attending the Moorhead Normal School, graduating with her teaching certificate. She taught in the Norcross/Tintah, MN area for several years. On December 27, 1948, she married Roger W. Tegtmeier. They lived in several cities throughout West Central Minnesota before making their home in Wheaton, MN and finally Kindred, ND with their five boys. In the mid-1960s, she and Roger started a successful farm implement business in West Fargo. Roger passed away on October 17, 1971. After her husband’s death, Iva Jean moved to West Fargo and continued to actively and successfully manage the business until her passing. As a female business owner, she was an active member of Quota Club, serving in several leadership positions including president. She enjoyed volunteering in her church, Norman Lutheran, and in the local community at Bethany Retirement Living. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, was an avid reader and hosted the annual Christmas Cookie Bake for her grandchildren, which included her special Santa Soup. She is survived by her children: Sheldon (Cindy) Tegtmeier, Colfax, ND; Kevin Tegtmeier, West Fargo, ND; Kenton Tegtmeier, Kindred, ND; Terry (Linda) Tegtmeier, Fargo, ND; Mark Tegtmeier, Kindred, ND; her 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her sister, Vonna Jane DeLong, Alexandria, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger; granddaughter, Angela; three brothers: Delbert, Dutch and Rodney; three sisters and their husbands: Virginia (Paul) Ogg, Sylvia (Lloyd) Jergenson and Marguerite Koser. Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

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  1. To all of the Tegtmeier family — I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Please know I have you all in my heart always!

  2. We are so sorry for your loss! She was such a strong independent lady. Even though it’s been a while, I can still picture her mowing her lawn, dragging the driveway, or just driving up or down the driveway. She always had a smile for me! We will miss having her for a neighbor!

  3. I was lucky enough to have a parking lot for my RV in her lot, and to meet her. We had several enjoyable conversations, and she was always such a Lady. My deepest sympathy to all her family-we will all miss her personality!

  4. To Mark and all the family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

  5. My sincere condolences to your family. Your in my thoughts and prayers. I do think of your family often through the years. Wishing you all the best. God bless you all.

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