Paul H. Tegeler, 89, of Dyersville, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Martin Obeng officiated.

Paul was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Dyersville, the son of Joseph and Mary (Heiring) Tegeler. He married Norma Loeffelholz on Sept. 10, 1952, in Petersburg.

Paul and Norma farmed locally for many years. Paul enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with family. He served during the Korean war and was a current member of the American Legion Post #137.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Norma; children: Douglas (Renee) Tegeler of Ankeny, Darrell (Susan) Tegeler, of Tex., Diane (Ron) Lindauer, of Robins and Debra (Doug) Biermann, of Dyersville; grandchildren: Nicole (John) Edwards, Kyle (Sarah) Tegeler, Casey (Matt) Boyer, Kim Tegeler, Jennifer (Todd) Kress, Kelly (Nick) Dreyer, Stephanie (Tony) Digmann, and Karl (Laura) Biermann; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jean (Ann) Tegeler of Dyersville; and a brother-in-law, Edwin (JoAnn) Loeffelholz of Dyersville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Jason Tegeler, and siblings, Marie (Joe) Becker and Margaret (Virgil) Engelken.

The family would like to thank the staff of Terrace Glenn Assisted Living for their care and kindness.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at Online condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.