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Alan Roger Teut

July 14, 1943 — November 9, 2020

Alan Roger Teut was born July 14, 1943 to Arlo Martin and Christine Marie (Iversen) Teut in Battle Creek, Iowa. He was baptized in Christ at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ida County and confirmed on April 14, 1957. He attended Country School Grant #7 through 8th grade and then began high school in Ida Grove. He finished his tenth-grade year and began working as a hired man for Gaylord Boeck. He also worked for Petersen Construction and helped build the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa.

In April of 1963, Alan joined the United States Navy and was assigned to the Mechanics Division as Third-Class boiler repairman during the Vietnam War. This was a hot job, but necessary in order to run the catapults on the ship. He received the Admiral Flatley Memorial Award on December 10th, 1965 in recognition of outstanding achievement of teamwork in leadership, devotion to duty and a tremendous sense of responsibility during a seven month around the clock sustained combat operation. When he returned home in 1966, he began working at IBP in Dakota City on the “gut table”. After 6 months he began working at Sioux Tools as a turret lay operator. While working this job he also helped his brother-in-law, Dick Erickson with construction at his rental homes. In April of 1969, Alan was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. He moved back home and began fencing with his parents and enjoyed helping them with the Teut Lunch Wagon as they traveled to farm sales to feed the sale goers.

Alan met the love of his life, Marla, and they were united in marriage December 28th, 1982. They began their life at a home in Schleswig that Alan took much pride in, as he had purchased and restored this home with his own two hands; the same home they resided in until God called him to his eternal home on November 9th, 2020. Alan and Marla were blessed with two children, Tamara Jo in 1985 and Tyson Alan in 1986.

Alan was a very hard worker all his life, but he always made time for his children. No matter how tired he was at the end of the day, there was always time for a game of catch or pushing his kids on the swings. He attended every one of their sporting events and was a very supportive and loving father. In 1982, he became post master and served the Schleswig post office for 25 years. During that time, his passion for stamp collecting began; he collected stamps his entire career and if a new set came out that he found beauty in, he would purchase them and bring them home.

After retiring from the post office, Alan enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his family. Some of his favorite games to play were footsie, euchre and 500. Between 2008-2016, more blessings came along, seven grandchildren who Alan adored. He spent much of his retirement caring for his grandbabies. He was a very proud grandfather and loved his grandchildren dearly. He enjoyed telling them stories about the good ol’ days as they eagerly listened to all of the amazing adventures their grandpa had been on. Remembering Alan’s smile will forever bring us happiness and our hearts will always be full as we share all the wonderful memories of laughter and love he brought to our lives.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Arlo Martin and Christine Marie (Iversen) Teut; father and mother-in-law, Bud and LaJune Obrecht; brothers-in-law, Bernie Ridenour, Bill Rampsott, and Keith Obrecht; and sister-in-law, Gloria Smith.

Alan is survived by his wife, Marla (Obrecht) Teut of Schelswig; children, Tami and husband, Brad McCollough of Vail, Iowa and Tyson and wife, Chelsea (Drumheller) Teut of Johnston, Iowa; grandchildren, Hallie Christine, Aubrie Jo, Dierk William, Trace Alan, and Clay Steven McCollough, Weston Alan and Ava Jo Teut; three sisters, Marian and husband, Dick Erickson of Sioux City, Iowa, Shirley Ridenour of Torrington, Wyoming, and Linda Ramspott of Alden, Iowa; brother, Pete Teut and wife, Elaine of Schleswig; sisters-in-law, Sandy Obrecht of Carroll Iowa, Linda and husband, Howie Henningsen of Denison, and Brenda and husband, Scott Ernst of Sioux City; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. Anthony's Cancer Center. Donations can be made online at

Donations can also be mailed to:
St. Anthony Foundation
P.O. Box 628
Carroll, IA 51401

Donations made in Alan's name will all be designated for the Cancer Center.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 13, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home - Schleswig

105 Birch St, Schleswig, IA 51461

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

United Church of Christ

409 Maple Ave, Schleswig, IA 51461

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