Ethel A. J. Teeters

Feb. 24, 1919 - Oct. 31, 2019

Ethel Augusta Johanna Teeters, 100, died in the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. She was born the 10th child of William Heinrich and Emilie Ottilie (Schoenborn) Neu at the family home in the Town of Emery on Feb. 24, 1919. She was a 1938 graduate of the Phillips High School, and a graduate of the Price County Normal. She was married to Forrest Leslie "Bud" Teeters on June 19, 1943, at Saint John Lutheran Church in Phillips. She later attended the University of Wisconsin, Superior, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education.

Ethel taught school from 1940 to 1984, teaching at the South Fork, Popple Hill, Miller Road, Dover, Upson, Johnson, and Phillips elementary schools. She was a member of the Saint John Lutheran Church of Phillips, of the Price County Retired Teachers Association, the Women of Saint John Lutheran Church, and the local chapter of AARP. She travelled extensively with the Peoples Bank bus tours out of Hayward, enjoyed gardening, but mostly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the family gatherings at the cabin, making her sheet cake sized apple pie.

She is survived by her three children: Terry Dale of Prentice, Judith Ione (Kenneth) Atchley of Lugerville, and Forrest Charles "Frosty" (Wendy) of Park Falls; by nine grandchildren, Dale Forrest Teeters of Eau Claire, Dawn Marie (Tony) Derleth of Tomahawk, Brian Keith (Ellen) Teeters of Tomahawk, Steven Terry Teeters of Phillips, Scott Anthony Teeters of Deer Lodge, Montana, Michael Duane (Michelle) Teeters of Rothschild, Mathew Ryan (Bethany) Teeters of Ishpeming, Michigan, Joshua John (Karlee) Teeters of Savage, Minnesota, and Suzanne Marie (Peter) Schnoor of Duluth, Minnesota; by 11 great-grandchildren: Ella, Izzy, Cassell, Madilyn, Mikayla, Olivia, Scott, William, Rylee, Jack, Katie, plus one on the way; and by one sister, Florence.

She was preceded in death by her husband "Bud" on Jan. 16, 1978; by her parents; by one daughter-in-law, Judith Theresa (Janak) Teeters; by great-granddaughter, Ryan Teeters; by 12 siblings: Alfred William Neu, Elsie Margaret Klitz, Clarence Royal Neu, Dorothy Ethel Oesterreich, Wesley Edward Neu, Emily Cecilia Stone, Mabel Helen Dernbach, Mildred Alma Beaumont, William Henry Neu, Friedriech John William Neu, Lester Donald Neu, and Daniel Edward Arthur Neu; by nephew Clarence "Bub" Neu; and nieces Nadine Marie Neu, Joanne (Oesterreich), Kirk, and Carol (Teeters) Voda.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Saint John Lutheran Church in Phillips with Pastor Jim Folz officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Phillips.

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